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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.