TOEIC Listening and Reading

The TOEIC Listening and Reading exam is a test of English for the Working Environment and consists of two parts:


The Listening section assesses how well test takers understand spoken English. In this section, test takers listen to short passages in English and answer a variety of questions. It consists of four parts and 100 test questions, and lasts 45 minutes:

  • Part 1: Photographs
  • Part 2: Question-Response
  • Part 3: Conversations
  • Part 4: Short talks


The Reading Comprehension section measures how well test takers understand written English. In this section, test takers read materials and answer questions at their own pace. Passages use real-world workplace conversations. The test consists of three parts and 100 test questions, and it lasts 75 minutes:

  • Part 5: Incomplete Sentences
  • Part 6: Text Comprehension
  • Part 7: Reading Comprehension

TOEIC L+R – Public or Institutional Programme?

We offer the TOEIC Listening and Reading Examination in two programmes. The first of them, TOEIC with Photo (Public Programme), leads to obtaining a so-called score report, which is a confirmation of the achieved result and the achieved language level. This confirmation is accompanied by a photograph and has international validity. In case of interest, it is possible to order a full certificate, which, however, is not necessary to prove your language level.

Within the so-called Institutional Programme, neither the certificate nor the score report is included in the price and it is necessary to order them when filling out the application. These documents are then valid only within the institution that administers the examination (in our case it is the University of South Bohemia). There are a number of institutions that also recognise these documents. Students who only need TOEIC for the recognition of a Bachelor's Examination, score report, or certificate do not need to order.

Other differences between the two programmes are in the price and in some organisational aspects of the administration of the examination. The contents of the tests do not differ.