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Help end world hungerCheck this out, my son loves to play. It’s addicting…

FreeRice:

http://www.freerice.com/index.php

is a free online “Dictionary” where all you have to do is just go to the web page and start learning new words while trying to increase your vocabulary level. For every correct answer to FreeRice’s online vocabulary game, the site donates 20 grains of rice to its official humanitarian partner, WFP who in turn donates it to needy families. About 25,000 people, mostly children, die Every Day around the world due to hunger. By simply reminding yourself to play this game once a day you will vastly improve your vocabulary and help feed those who are dying of hunger!

FreeRice has a custom database containing thousands of words at varying degrees of difficulty. There are words appropriate for people just learning English and words that will challenge the most scholarly professors. In between are thousands of words for students, business people, homemakers, doctors, truck drivers, retired people… everyone!

FreeRice automatically adjusts to your level of vocabulary. It starts by giving you words at different levels of difficulty and then, based on how you do, assigns you an approximate starting level. You then determine a more exact level for yourself as you play. When you get a word wrong, you go to an easier level. When you get three words in a row right, you go to a harder level. This one-to-three ratio is best for keeping you at the “outer fringe” of your vocabulary, where learning can take place.

There are 50 levels in all, but it is rare for people to get above level 48.

After you have done FreeRice for a couple of days, you may notice an odd phenomenon. Words that you have never consciously used before will begin to pop into your head while you are speaking or writing. You will feel yourself using and knowing more words.

So bookmark the site to show your support and remind yourself to play!

Also if you are feeling even more giving than usual here’s another site where you just quickly click the link once and it donates 1.1 cups of rice:

http://www.thehungersite.com/clickToGive/home.faces?siteId=1

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