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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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