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

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

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

4. "... your parents home?"
 Do Is Was Are

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

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

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

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

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

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.