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. John made a sandwich ... he was hungry.
 so but and because

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

3. "... did you find the answer?" -- "I looked on the Internet."
 Why What How When

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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