Thursday, January 10, 2008

Free Rice--Vocabulary Builder For World Hunger

Would you like to improve your general vocabulary and, at the same time, help to erode the problem of world hunger? Then play FreeRice. For each word you match with its correct synonym, Free Rice donates twenty grains of rice to the United Nations World Food Program.

It works this way. The online game quickly assesses your vocabulary level, and then it offers words to be matched with their correct synonyms at that level. The more words you match correctly, the more rice grains you donate. Also, the more words you match correctly, the greater your increase in vocabulary level, and the more difficult and esoteric the word choices become. With fifty vocabulary levels to fathom, everyone should find FreeRice a fun and challenging way to increase his or her vocabulary, while simultaneously ameliorating of the problem of world hunger.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

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