Develop our vocabulary and become a humanitarian at the same time? Yes, it’s possible. Please go directly to Chris Donner’s site and read her excellent article about Free Rice – an initiative of the UN World Food Programme. I can guarantee you’ll have fun, learn new words – we could even start a competition – and feel a little virtuous all at the same time. In half an hour I donated about 1500 grains of rice – struggling at level 47 (out of 60). Lets see how far we can progress and see how much rice we can win for the UN’s rice programmes.
I have just found the most extraordinary web site. It’s been around for a few years, but I just discovered it through a blog on the New Hampshire Writers’ Network. The blog is about how you use words and how to learn new ones. It suggested playing word games to help improve your vocabulary, and included a link to Free Rice. I’d never heard of this site. The name intrigued me and, being a word junkie, I had to look it up. Now I invite you to become as excited about this site as I am.
Free Rice in run by the United Nations World Food Programme. The website has fun educational games that you can play. For each correct answer, 10 grains of rice gets donated to the World Food Programme by corporations whose advertisements appear on the site.
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