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 girlfriend and I live together. ... house is on Smith Street.
 We Their Theirs Our

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

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

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

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

6. "Bob, would you like ... a piece of cake?"
 we have having have to have

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

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

9. Taylor is ... in the running club.
 more fast the fastest fast faster

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



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