English grammar test

TrackTest English Placement Test (Pre-test) is a short adaptive free English grammar test. It contains 3×5 grammar and vocabulary multiple-choice questions and takes approximately 5-10 minutes. It is completed with the recommendation which English CEFR proficiency level where you most probably belong. For the preparation, you can also download the minimum required grammar categories for each CEFR level (A1-C1).

For a more detailed assessment, we recommend the certificated TrackTest English Core Level Test, the detailed assessment of your English proficiency in three sections- English grammar (Use of English), Reading and Listening comprehension. Optionally, you can add also the assessment of Speaking and Writing and get the complete, four-skills English certificate.

Test your English grammar

How do we test your English grammar

The short English grammar test is a short placement test where we adaptively adjust the difficulty of grammar questions based on your previous answers. Questions are generated from the limited pool of questions of all proficiency levels and cover only English grammar and vocabulary. This placement test is provided free of charge.

For a more detailed assessment, you can take the core proficiency level tests where you get more grammar and vocabulary questions specific to each CEFR level. After the completion of the test, you get the English CEFR certificate and the test report with the feedback with grammar topics where you did the most mistakes.  This diagnostic report will help you to focus on your weaknesses in your study and the test preparation.
Exam grammar questions are categories in 13 grammar categories which are further described below.

English grammar test, reading ad listeningEnglish grammar categories with examples (A1-C1)

Adjectives and adverbs

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Describe situations, people, situations, feelings or qualities. What do I look like? Spot the difference between adjectives and adverbs.
How often do you do something? He never arrives late.

A1 adjectives and adverbs

A2 adjectives and adverbs

B1 adjectives and adverbs

B2 adjectives and adverbs

C1 adjectives and adverbs

Articles and quantifiers

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Articles: Understand the differences between the, an, and a. Notice where to put them. Practice rules of usage in exercises: This is the man who did it. He never eats pizza. A person who lies is untrustworthy.
Quantifiers: Learn how we can express indefinite amounts and use Many, Much, Some, Any, Few or Little. See the difference between countable and uncountable nouns: There is too much sugar in my tea. Sorry, I have only little time left, I am in a hurry. This percentage is not high enough.

A1 articles and quantifiers

A2 articles and quantifiers


Hypothetical situations in past – be able to identify them. Practise the difference between them and hypothetical wishes. Conditional sentences in the future. Practise and learn how to use special zero conditional and wish sentences: If I were you, I would do it. When I grow older, I will work for the environment.

A1 conditionals

A2 conditionals

B1 conditionals

B2 conditionals

C1 conditionals


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Conjunctions join two sentences together into one longer sentence. Practise options how to compound/connect them: A young mother was leading her son to kindergarten because he was three years old already.
While cooking the dinner, she heard a loud noise from the cellar.

A2 conjunctions

B1 conjunctions

Future tenses

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Learn how to talk about the future. Notice sentences about people’s plans. See if there is a way how to decide quickly and choose the correct future tense. Differentiate short and long term actions in future and practise their differences. Learn how to use future perfect. Practise continuous activities for the future.
I will be playing tennis this time tomorrow. My family is going to find a new place for living soon.

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Gerund and infinitive

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Learn how to use a verb after another verb: I want to do. I try climbing. I refused to go.

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Modal verbs describe what you can do and what not, rules and orders in the world using the words should, have to, may: I should go to the dentist. He has to wear a school uniform in his school. May I open the window?

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Past tenses

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Use sentences talking about what we already did and what may be finished now. Did we do it for a longer time? Choose the correct option. Practise unfinished events. Learn how to use two past tenses in one sentence.
They were running as fast as they could. Martin did his best. When they arrived to the cinema, the movie had already started.

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Prepositions (and prepositional phrases)

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Practise various prepositions. Prepositions of places and time – notice the differences. Try to use the correct prepositions. I fell in love with her. She has been fighting for victory for 10 years already.

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Present tenses

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Practise all the possibilities of how to express current activities. Differences between what we are doing right now and what we do every day. Practise present perfect – learn about unfinished events. Learn how to express the future with the present.
The school has not been repainted yet. I am meeting my mom this evening. Every year, they come to this hill and climb onto it.

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Practise use of personal pronouns I, You, He, words we can use instead of nouns, and sentences with Which, Who, and Where: My elder brother has spent all his money on model airplanes. It was him who cancelled the event.

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How to ask about things? Exercises with Yes and No questions. Practise WH-words – Who, What, Why, When, Where, Which. Notice how we can find the information we look for. Check the word order in questions: What is your opinion about current business literature? Is it possible to gather the information at this tourist centre?

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Vocabulary: Use correct word in context. Practise use of different words in the language: He heated up a bar/tin/pinch of soup for her dinner.
Idioms are various sayings, proverbs and fixed expressions. Practise how and when you can use them:
He who laughs last, laughs best. The baby’s eyes are as black as coal.
Phrasal verbs: A group of verbs which are used only in this combination of verb and a preposition.
Learn how to use the fixed combination with specific meanings: I never give up. He looked the word up in the dictionary. They gave all their money away.

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