Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Words for Rice

Study vocabulary and help end world hunger at the same time! Anyone interested in English, from a beginning level student to a professor in linguistics, can participate.

Check out the site called Free Rice. The way it works is, you are given a word with 4 possible synonyms. If you click on the correct definition, you donate 20 grains of rice - for free! The rice goes to the United Nations World Food Program.

From a database of thousands of words, the game automatically adjusts to your level of vocabulary. "If you get it right, you get a harder word. If wrong, you get an easier word." The highest level is 50. Mine was 43. What's yours?

Warning (posted on the site): This game may make you smarter! And you'll end up making a contribution to those in need.

1 comment:

Dennis said...

"Free Rice" is fun—and addictive!

I intended to simply try it out for a few minutes, but ended up accumulating over 9,000 grains of rice—and noting a number of very unusual words, some of which were vaguely familiar, most of which were totally new. It was amazing how many of them I guessed through a process of elimination!

I'll be going back to this site for sure!

Dennis in Phoenix