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

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

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

4. My teacher ... angry yesterday.
 was were is are

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

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

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

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

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

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



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