Free English Vocabulary Test (PDF)


This free English vocabulary test in PDF format may be used by teachers and schools to check a student's English vocabulary level. The test is based on the Barton English Vocabulary Test, which students can take online here.

This test is five pages, with each page corresponding to a CEFR level. These levels are as follows:

  • A2: Elementary
  • B1: Intermediate
  • B2: Upper-Intermediate
  • C1: Advanced
  • C2: Proficient

Each level has 15 questions. The difficulty of each word was determined by the English Vocabulary Profile (EVP) for levels A2-B2 and the Corpus of Contemporary American English (COCA) for the final levels.

English Vocabulary Test (PDF) with Answers

Download link: English Vocabulary Test-EnglishCurrent

Recommended Grading Method

Students should get 70% of the answers correct to complete a level, which is a minimum score of 11/15.

English Vocabulary Test Answer Key

A2B1B2C1C2
1/c1/a1/b1/c1/c
2/b2/b2/d2/c2/d
3/a3/b3/b3/b3/a
4/d4/c4/a4/d4/b
5/c5/c5/c5/c5/b
6/a6/d6/c6/c6/b
7/b7/d7/c7/a7/c
8/a8/c8/b8/b8/c
9/d9/d9/c9/c9/d
10/c10/a10/c10/c10/c
11/a11/b11/c11/c11/c
12/c12/d12/c12/b12/a
13/b13/c13/b13/b13/c
14/d14/d14/c14/d14/c
15/c15/a15/a15/b15/d

 

Conditions of Use

The test may be freely photocopied for educational purposes. I have purposely not branded it for ease of use.  Please do not edit, brand, or modify for redistribution.

 

I hope you find this printable test useful for your classes. If you find a mistake, please leave a comment below so I can update the document and PDF.

-- Matthew Barton of Englishcurrent.com (copyright)

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3 comments on “Free English Vocabulary Test (PDF)

  1. Miguelina Ricardo (Posted on 4-6-2022 at 19:56) Reply

    You have very nice resources here! Thanks so much!

  2. Precious (Posted on 4-19-2022 at 11:02) Reply

    These questions are very educative, keep it up

  3. Silvia Hosdhi (Posted on 6-14-2022 at 22:54) Reply

    Thanks for this material.Its very useful.

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