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FreeRice.com

Posted on December 20th, 2007 by Becky.
Categories: All posts, Homework Help, Web sites to watch, Words & Writing.

In the category of addicting web sites, check out the vocabulary game www.freerice.com.

For each word you get right, we donate %20 grains of rice through the United Nations to help end world hunger.

1 word = %20 grains; 5 words = 100 grains. The rice is paid for by the advertisers whose ads you see on the screen. Improve your vocabulary AND help the world?? I know your SAT scores can handle that!!

370,088,360 grains of rice were donated yesterday, and I also learned that a “zebu” is a kind of ox. WARNING: This game may make you smarter…

7 comments.

Lily

Comment on December 22nd, 2007.

Thus has nothing to do with free rice- I was wondering why you took my blog off the blogroll. I have new posts now!

Tamara

Comment on December 27th, 2007.

Does it make you smarter if you Google the answers???

Luke

Comment on December 29th, 2007.

Probably not…but, then again, Becky did say just DOING it would make you smarter…she never said anything about googling…It’s like a book I read once: “The word became a better place once ‘Google’ became a verb!”

Becky

Comment on December 29th, 2007.

Hey Lily — I don’t know what happened to your blog on the blogroll! I apologize! Could you please send me the name again? I will add it back on. –Becky

Morgan

Comment on January 8th, 2008.

i heart that website! i can’t tell u how many times i’ve stayed up till midnight playing. thx for telling us about it!

Jenna

Comment on January 11th, 2008.

I loooooove this website, and so does my english teacher. Its SO ADDICTING. Right now, I’ve donated around 5000 grains of rice. Three thousand of those grains came from staring at my computer with my eyes all squinted for an hour trying to think up the correct synonyms. (;

Rosemarie D'Andrea

Comment on April 16th, 2008.

I am not a computer person, however, I would love to take part in this exciting learning site….how do I go about it..???

thank u for any advice….Rosemarie..

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