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 friend Mike lives near my house. ... often play outside together.
 It They I We

2. The boys played on the beach ... 3 hours.
 at -- for in

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

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

5. Taylor is ... in the running club.
 more fast the fastest fast faster

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

7. "How old is your dad?" -- He's ... ."
 fifty years old fifty got fifty years fifty years old

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

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

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



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