TOEIC Listening Overview:
The Listening section of classic and new TOEIC Listening and Reading test is paper and pencil based, and takes about 45 minutes. It contains 100 questions, divided into four parts:
Old test New test
- Photographs 20 questions 10 questions
- Question-Answer 30 questions 30 questions
- Brief Conversation 30 questions 30 questions
- Short Talks 20 items 30 questions
Remember also that the listening section of the New TOEIC Listening and Reading test, you will hear a variety of accents - American, Canadian, Australian and British - so you must practice listening and understanding them.
In this part, you see a picture and hear four statements about it. The same picture can represent people, things, actions and places. You must select the phrase that best describe what you see in the picture. You hear the sentences only once, and must make your choice immediately after that, otherwise you lose the information related hearing next image.
In this part, you can be asked a question about almost any subject related to people, events, place, time, emotions, reasons, opinions or activities. You need to choose the answer that makes sense.
In this part, you hear a short dialogue, followed by a brief general question about the conversation. You must then choose from four possible answers, which may be related to activity, location, relationship, or the thrill of the speakers.
In this part, you hear a short monologue, like a weather forecast, the ad or ads. You should then choose an answer related to the speaker, location, time, reason, or event.