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

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

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

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

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

6. "It's ..., Peter. My name is Kathy."
 nice meet you nice meeting nice to meet you nice you meet

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

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

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

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



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