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. My brother is very ... . He plays basketball well.
 expensive high tall long

2. My teacher ... angry yesterday.
 was were is are

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

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

5. "Do you have a brother?" -- "No, ... ."
 I'm not I don't I have I do

6. "... did you find the answer?" -- "I looked on the Internet."
 Why What How When

7. ... watch a movie tonight.
 I go to I'm going to I'm I

8. "... did you start your new job?" -- "2 months ago."
 What time Which Time Why When

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

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



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