for Learners of English

English Monstruo

English Monstruo

What is English Monstruo?
English Monstruo is a mobile app aimed and designed specifically for Spanish speakers interested in improving their English.

Every year, over 200,000 Spanish people take one of the Cambridge exams. As with all exams, people get some answers correct while making mistakes with others. At Cambridge we analyse all this information to identify what the most frequent errors are and the specific difficulties Spanish speakers have. We do this with the help of our linguistic analysis software Cambridge English Corpus, the largest software of this kind in the English-speaking world, having analysed more than 1.8 billion words.

Why should I be interested in this app?
In English Monstruo, we'll show you some of the common errors Spanish speakers make and areas they have difficulties with through a series of interactive exercises. You'll be able to, for example, discover what the 45 most common spelling mistakes made by Spanish speakers are or the 15 most typical "false friends".

Where does English Monstruo come from?
We've always thought our Cambridge English Corpus logo looked like a monster with one eye, and this inspired us to create the app. Throughout the entire app, you'll find two monsters. One is good (and will help you at times) while the other is evil (this one has a Mohawk and will complicate your life now and then).

What level are we talking about?
We had to make a choice so, in the end, we went for the upper-intermediate level. Don't worry if your level is lower. The good thing about this app is that the level isn't what's most important. The truly important thing is that the app highlights Spanish speakers' most frequent mistakes. Learning about these is never a bad idea.

What else can we tell you about the Cambridge English Corpus?
We've been analysing Spanish speakers' English since 1993. Over those twenty years, we've learnt a lot and realised that each country and each native language has its own difficulties and needs its own solutions. In addition to this, we are constantly analysing the English of native speakers, both British and American. All this information is then introduced into our software so we can understand how the English language evolves and how its different speakers use it. To find out more about the Cambridge English Corpus, visit: www.commonmistakes.es.

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