The Barton English Test: Check your English Level Online for Free


This test will determine your English level. You will be tested on all areas of English (verb tense, prepositions, articles, phrasal verbs, idioms, collocation, etc). There are 10 questions per page. You can continue to the next level if you get a 70% score. If you fail a level, you will have a second chance to pass it.

The test is based on the British Council / EAQUALS Core Inventory for General English and therefore should be a reliable guide to your English level. Good luck!

[Level: A1 Beginner | Failed attempts at this level: 0]
1. ... watch a movie tonight.
 I go to I'm going to I'm I

2. John made a sandwich ... he was hungry.
 so but and because

3. The boys played on the beach ... 3 hours.
 at -- for in

4. "What time is it?" -- "It's ... (11:15)."
 quarter to eleven eleven and fifteen eleven fifteen fifteen to eleven

5. "How old is your dad?" -- He's ... ."
 fifty years old fifty got fifty years fifty years old

6. Every day, Jane has ... piece of cake after dinner.
 the a --- some

7. My grandparents live in the countryside. ... have a big garden.
 Them Their There They

8. "... your husband do?"-- "He's a doctor."
 What job What does Which job Where works

9. "Excuse me. ... help me?"
 You can You Can you Do you

10. Please ... your room today.
 you clean clean cleaning to clean



Last updated: October 11, 2013. All English test items are copyright Matthew Barton.