TOEIC Bridge (Test of English for International Communication) is a tests English just as the regular TOEIC test does, but TOEIC Bridge is used for people with lower level English skills: beginner to lower-intermediate level range.

TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication) is meant to assess a person’s ability to cope with the demands of real-life work settings in an international environment and is used by people of all levels: beginner to advanced. TOEIC is typically used for employment purposes.

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Both tests are run by ETS (Educational Testing Services), based in the United States.

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Table of the differences

TOEICTOEIC Bridge
Typically used for employment purposes

Contains business and academic English

Language is presented at a normal pace

There are two separate parts to the TOEIC test:

Listening and Reading/Speaking and Writing

Approximately 2.5 hours long

Results are valid for 2 years

Listening and Reading gives a score between 10 and 990, ranging from no useful proficiency (10-180) up to international proficiency (905-990)

Speaking and Writing tests are scored out of 200; Scores from 170 – 200 are excellent
Is used for people with lower level English language skills

Contains everyday English with slowed down speaking

There are two parts: Listening/Reading

About one hour long

100 questions

Results are valid for a 2 year period

Scores range from 10 to 90 on each section for a total score range of 20-180

Score of 40 in listening, for example, would indicate an A1 level on the CEFR

Score of 85 in reading, for example, would indicate B1 level on the CEFR in that skill

Which one should I choose?

You need to figure out what you want the results for. Also, you need a general idea of your skill level. If you are a beginner, then TOEIC Bridge may be for you. If you believe that your English is pretty darn good, then the regular TOEIC exam would be your choice.

People seeking employment at an international firm where they have need of good business English would sit for the TOEIC and show the score to potential employers.

In contrast, a company or school with staff or students who probably have less English proficiency and wanted to find out what the English language skills of their staff or students are would probably choose the TOEIC Bridge exam.

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  • Two sample exercises
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TOEICTOEIC Bridge
Vocabulary and grammar study sheets

200 sample exercises

60 training hours

5 practice tests (timed with authentic questions)

Personal study plan based on your exam date

Progress tracking with statistics

Motivational messages and personalized follow-up

Authentic practice materials
Vocabulary and grammar study sheets

60 sample exercises

15 training hours

3 practice tests (timed with authentic questions)

Personal study plan based on your exam date

Progress tracking with statistics

Motivational messages and personalized follow-up

Authentic practice materials

Premium plans: the options

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  • 99.90€ per quarter
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