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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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