New TOEIC Test : ETS update TOEIC Listening and Reading Test in mid 2018
ETS introduces an updated TOEIC Test globally in mid 2018.
- The TOEIC Listening and Reading test updates
- What is changed in New TOEIC Test?
- toeic new format sample test
- new TOEIC Listening Test
- new TOEIC Reading Test
- Anxious about a New TOEIC Test? Why not ask a Japanese?
The TOEIC Listening and Reading test updates
What is TOEIC Test?
New TOEIC test 2018
ETS is releasing an updated TOEIC Test globally in mid 2018.
In Japan and Korea New TOEIC test already started in 2016
New TOEIC Test first appeared in Japan and Korea in May 2016.
What is changed in New TOEIC Test?
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New TOEIC exam will be more practical, closer to real life situations
As the use of English evolves and changes, so must tests and test questions, to ensure that we are measuring the language skills that individuals need.
The updates will make greater use of multiple sources – for example using both what is seen in a visual image and what is heard in a conversation.
understanding intended meaning in context
Candidates will be assessed on understanding intended meaning in context and across text sources, understanding non-linear exchanges in online-chat messages, and understanding conversations with more than 2 speakers. This assessment will be closer to real life situations.
new TOEIC Listening Test
TOEIC Listening TEST (-mid 2018)
NEW TOEIC Listening TEST (after mid 2018)
10 photograph items → 6 items
30 question-response items → 25 items
10 conversation items → 13 items
10 short talk items.
The number of questions unchanged.
new TOEIC Reading Test
TOEIC Reading TEST (-mid 2018)
NEW TOEIC Reading TEST (after mid 2018)
40 incomplete sentence items → 30 items
12 text completion items → 16 items
Part 7 single passage
28 single reading passage items → 29 items
Part 7 multiple passage
20 double reading passage items → 25 items
An Official TOEIC Score is recognised in all countries regardless of the difference in format TOEIC.
ETS says that new test and the current test are the same test with the same scores, regardless of form.
New Ability Report
For schools using the ability subsections, the score report will add an additional Listening Ability.
“Can understand a speaker’s purpose or implied meaning in a phrase or sentence”.
Below is an example of score report issued in Japanese.
New TOEIC test more difficult than the current TOEIC test?
ETS says the difficulty will remain the same.
Actually, some students in Japan, where new Test has been introduced since May 2016, feel the new TOEC test is more difficult.
In truth, the average TOEIC scores in Japan slightly decreased but still remain in the same level considering
Anxious about a New TOEIC Test? Why not ask a Japanese?
New TOEIC Guidebook (PDF) will be available.
At a meetup. Many says, New TOEIC test is more difficult than the old one.