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 uncle lives ... Canada.
 at in on from

2. Every day, Jane has ... piece of cake after dinner.
 the a --- some

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.