November 14, 2007

This site really rocks. It is a site where you can help out the poor and improve your vocabulary, all in one place. That’s like a two-in-one coffee. Nice and thick.

FreeRice.com gives away 10 grains of rice to the poor through United Nations everytime you get a word right. Isn’t that great? They give you a couple of words, and you have to guess the meaning.


For example, from the screenshot above, the meaning of revolver.

If you guessed pistol, which is the right answer, you just donated 10 grains of rice! But if you pick witchcraft, a wrong answer, nothing happens. 🙂

For each correct word you get to advance to a higher level. But for a wrong answer you’ll get an easier word. There are 50 levels all in all, and as freerice.com puts it,

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

I think it is great site to improve your vocab. And imagine, you can even take part in helping the needy! It’s really great.

The site has donated 1,712,371,750 up to date, over a span of nearly two months. Imagine how many people will have food in a year.

So play now and help!


Link: FreeRice.com

Or click on the banner at the sidebar of this blog.

What do you think? Leave comments!


One comment

  1. Hey,

    Avanoo is a startup that is trying to help make the world better by letting people use a new support channel- web presence. Web users can go to Avanoo.com get a badge for a cause and start raising awareness and donations 24/7 effortlessly. And each time one of these badge is clicked, a donation is made to the nonprofit organization on the badge. If you could put a badge on you blog or write about this growing movement, you would be helping to make the world a better place!



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