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

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

3. "... some coffee?" -- "Yes, please."
 You like Like you Would you like Will you like

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

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

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

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

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

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.