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

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

3. John ... cleans the bathroom. So his girlfriend does it every week.
 never always often sometimes

4. The quiet boy didn't speak to ... .
 me I mine my

5. "Bob, would you like ... a piece of cake?"
 we have having have to have

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

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

8. "... your parents home?"
 Do Is Was Are

9. ... weather is wonderful today.
 An A The --

10. "Lisa, where ... you go to school?"
 have -- are do



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