English language Proficiency Level Test

Find out your level in less than 10 minutes! Answer as many of the questions below as you can, but without guessing or cheating! Otherwise the test will not be accurate. It is not an exam, so choosing the “don’t know” option is OK.

Note - The test is intended as a guide only. It will give you an idea of your level of proficiency in grammar, but does not take into account your capabilities as a speaker or previous contact with the language, vocabulary and slang. The guidelines assume no answers were guessed.

Copyright - The questions and code in this online test are copyrighted and may not be copied without prior written permission from Cactus.

First Name





Organisation (optional)

Mother Tongue

1. What's ... name?





  Don't Know

2. We're Chinese, we're ... Beijing.





  Don't Know

3. Jane's ... nice and polite.





  Don't Know

4. ..... a light?

  Do have you

  Do you got

  Have you got

  Are you have

  Don't Know

5. Margaret ... usually come by bus.





  Don't Know

6. They ... at home last night.





  Don't Know

7. What ... you say?





  Don't Know

8. Why ... crying?

  are you

  you are

  do you

  you do

  Don't Know

9. Where ... to spend your holidays next summer?

  you are going

  are you going

  you will

  will you

  Don't Know

10. ...... never been to the theatre before.



  I can


  Don't Know

11. Seiko watches ... in Japan.

  are made



  are making

  Don't Know

12. Where ... when you met him?

  does he live

  was he live

  was he living

  is he living

  Don't Know

13. If ... I'll tell him you called.

  I'll see him

  I see him

  I'd see him

  I saw him

  Don't Know

14. What ... since you arrived?

  are you doing

  will you do

  did you do

  have you been doing

  Don't Know

15. Wine ... made in Italy for thousands of years.

  have been

  is being

  has been

  are being

  Don't Know

16. My husband ... live in Spain.

  use to

  was use to

  used to

  was used to

  Don't Know

17. If I ... I would go out more.

  wasn't married

  didn't marry

  wouldn't marry

  haven't married

  Don't Know

18. I was very ... in the story.





  Don't Know

19. You... come if you don't want to.

  don't need


  needn't have

  didn't need

  Don't Know

20. I ...see you tomorrow. I'm not sure yet.





  Don't Know

21. ... is bad for you.


  The smoking

  To smoke


  Don't Know

22. I ... told him if I had known he was your brother.



  wouldn't have

  don't have

  Don't Know

23. He ... living there for three years before they found him.

  had been

  has been

  might be

  could be

  Don't Know

24. I wish you ... all the time.

  don't shout

  won't shout

  wouldn't shout

  haven't shout

  Don't Know

25. By the time you arrive ...

  he'll leave

  he'll have left

  he leaves

  he left

  Don't Know

26. The house ... built in the 16th century.

  might have been

  might be

  might have be

  might have

  Don't Know

27. Don't forget ... me a newspaper.


  that you buy

  to bought

  to buy

  Don't Know

28. Whenever there was a visitor, the dog ... to the door.

  will run

  is running

  would run

  was running

  Don't Know

29. He is an executive in ...

  the car industry

  car industry

  car industries

  car industrial

  Don't Know

30. Peter sold his car ... save money.

  as a result

  so he

  in order to

  because to

  Don't Know

31. He advised me ... the doctor.

  that I see

  to see



  Don't Know

32. I ... travelling by bus.

  am not used to

  didn't used to

  used to

  do not used to

  Don't Know

33. He didn't come last night. I wish that he ...





  Don't Know

34. I am going to a wedding. I need to ...

  be cutting my hair.

  cutting my hair.

  have my hair cut.

  get cut my hair.

  Don't Know

35. Which would you ... have, gold or silver?





  Don't Know

36. My sister has been in hospital. I wonder how she ...

  is getting on.

  gets on.

  has got across.

  is getting away.

  Don't Know

37. The man said he did not ... to go by bus.

  care for

  bother about

  mind having

  much mind

  Don't Know

38. Although he confessed to the crime, the judge let the boy ...


  come in.



  Don't Know

39. I've never ... that word before.

  gave away

  come across

  come over

  come into

  Don't Know

40. The student could not answer the question, so he ...

  gave off.

  gave into.

  gave up.

  gave away.

  Don't Know

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