For those who are interested in taking TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication), we recommend you concern the minimum score each company required as it can tell your English communication ability. You should not forget the purpose of TOEIC that is to test your English communication in every day life. To get 700+ score of TOEIC is not difficult as the test has its pattern and if you follow the test reviews and keep practicing, your 700+ score is not too high. Once you get your expected scores, don’t forget to efficiently use English in your real life which required continuously practice. Below is TOEIC scores and explanation which you can study by yourself.



TOEIC scores
905-990 Professional Proficiency
785-900 Advanced Working Proficiency
605-780 Basic Working Proficiency
405-600 Intermediate
255-400 Elementary
10-250 Novice

TOEIC score and Real life

TOEIC Part 1 : Listening Section

TOEIC listening Score Listening Speaking
455-495 Can: – understand mother-tongue
speakers of English in meetings
– function in all of the situations
described below whether professional or
social, concerning
Can: – conduct meetings with mothertongue
speakers of English
– perform all of the below with a greater
degree of ease…
395-450 Can: – understand most work related
– Understand most speakers of
English in international meetings
– Function in all of the situations
described below but with a greater
degree of facility and accuracy
Can: – satisfy most work requirements
– conduct a job interview in own area
of expertise
– sustain fluency, accuracy and
appropriate register in known
305-390 Can understand:
– explanations of work problems
– requests for products on phone
– discussions of current events by
mother-tongue speakers of English
– headline news on radio
Can: – adapt language use for different
audiences in most cases
– Make short (30 minute) formal
presentations if prepared
– Discuss topics of general interest
using non-elaborate structures
205-300 Can understand:
– explanations related to routine work
tasks in one to one situations
– some travel announcements
– limited social conversations
Can: – describe own job responsibilities
and academic background
– discuss past and future projects
– make travel arrangements over the
130-200 Can:
– understand simple exchanges in
everyday professional or personal
life with a person used to speaking
with non mother-tongue speakers
– take simple phone messages
Can: – produce simple if hesitant
language adequate for elementary
functions with patient listeners:
introductions, directions, requesting
information, ordering food…
05-125 Can:
– understand adequately for
immediate survival needs,
directions, prices…
– comprehend simple questions in
social situations
Can: – name objects, colors, clothes,
people, days, months, dates, and give the
– only reproduce formulaic language
telegraphic style


TOEIC part 2: Reading Section

TOEIC reading Score Reading Writing
455-495 Can: – read adequately for most
professional needs
– read highly technical manuals
in own area
– read all of the below…
Can: – write effectively, both
formally and informally; however,
work for publication will still
require review
– produce the documents described
below without undue difficulty
395-450 Can: – read most types of documents
with varying degrees of ease
– read even highly-technical
subjects with little use of
– experience difficulties with
sophisticated menus, novels…
Can: – write an employment
– write a letter of complaint
– – write the documents below
with increasing degrees of
accuracy and ease
305-390 Can: – read with only the occasional
use of a dictionary:
– technical manuals
– many news articles
– popular novels
– identify inconsistencies in points of
Can: – write with some effort:
– letters to potential clients
– 5 page formal reports
– summaries of meetings
– job application letters
205-300 Can: – understand basic technical
manuals for beginners
– use a dictionary to understand
more highly technical
– read agenda for a meeting
Can: – write with some difficulty:
– short memos
– letters of complaint
– descriptions of processes
– fill out simple application forms
130-200 Can: – use a directory
– understand simple instructions
– read simple, standardized
business correspondence
Can: – write short notes, directions
and lists with difficulty
– not fill out forms, write detailed
memos, letters or reports
05-125 Can: – understand add words e.g.
shop names
– read simple memos and menus,
train or bus schedules, traffic
Can: – write add words, formulaic
– not write creative sentences


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