The writing section of the TOEIC takes approximately one hour to complete. You will have 8 questions to answer including one essay. Different types of writing skill are evaluated including grammar, vocabulary, organization, structure and content.
Try the following writing question examples. After you try to write your own answers, read the sample responses provided. Keep in mind that the sample answers are just ideas. Your answers may be very different.
Questions 1-5: Pictures
In questions 1-5 you will be asked to write sentences based on pictures. Each picture will have two words that you must use in your sentence. You can change the forms of the words. You will be scored on grammar as well as on the relevance of the sentence to the picture.
Question 1: fishing, at
Question 2: together, table
Question 3: beside, chatting
Question 4: frame, but
Question 5: baggage, open
Questions 6-7: Written Requests
For these questions you will have to respond in writing to an email request. You will have ten minutes to read and respond to each question.
Example: Read the email
To: Home Owner
From: Taryn Kent
Subject: Your home
Sent: January 7
Hello. I've been looking at the photo gallery of your online home buyer's ad. Congratulations on trying to sell your home without a real estate agent. It is difficult (we have done it twice) but is worth the effort if you find a reasonable buyer. My sister is interested in buying a home in your region. Your home could be ideal if you are willing to negotiate the price. Your asking price is about $10, 000 above her budget. She also wants to live near an elementary school and a bus route. I'm not sure if your home is near these amenities. Could you let me know about these details? Most importantly, are you open to negotiation on the price? Please let me know when the house would be available for viewing.
Directions: Respond to the email as if you are trying to sell your house privately. Answer the questions and provide at least TWO details about the neighbourhood and ONE reason why you can or can't negotiate the price.
Question 8: Opinion Essay
In this part of the test you will be asked to write an opinion essay in which you state, explain, and support reasons about your opinion. You will have 30 minutes to plan and write your essay. Leave a little time to proofread and edit your essay. Your essay should be 4-5 paragraphs in length. It will be rated in terms of organization, grammar, vocabulary, and coherence.Sample Question: Some companies block their employees from using social media networks and websites such as Facebook. Do you think managers should trust employees to use time wisely, or do you think it is smart of companies to block access to some sites? Provide reasons and examples to support your opinion.
Type your outline (5-10 minutes):
Type your essay (15 minutes):
Sample opinion essay: