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

2. My brother ... football after school every day.
 plays play to play playing

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

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

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

6. My girlfriend and I live together. ... house is on Smith Street.
 We Their Theirs Our

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

8. I don't want ... bed. I'm not tired.
 going to go to go go to

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

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



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