As TOEfC stands for Te'it of English for International Communication. there is
the need to assess profiriency by aligning questions with everyday language
scenarios that happen in t~day's '"orkplace Tasks in the new TOEIC te.t are
more authentic and there is a 1-vider ~ange of English accents rompaud to the
previous version .
How is the new TOEIC different?
The new Listening Section has four major changes:
a decrease in the number of photograph questions in Part 1 (from 20 to 10)
.. the use of both recorded a:nd wl·itt~n ques ttons in Pat! 3 (conversations) and
Part 4 (short talks). !n Pan 3, there are more conversational exchang«.>s, from
A·B-A to AB-A-B.
• an increase in number of questions that follow each talk 111 Part 4 (3 4uestions
instead of 2 3 in the earlier version)
• the use of dtfferent Engllsb accents, as spoken in the U.S, Great Britain,
Canada and Australia
The new Readmg Section has thrPt major changes:
• the eJiminarirm of Part 6 (error recognition questions)
• the addition of text completion questions (Part 6)
• rhe inclusion of reading sets of questions base-d on two interrelated passages
(Pa rt 7)