FreeRice.com donates 20 grains of rice to the U.N. World Food Program every time a player selects the right definition for a particular word. This vocabulary quiz site, which debuted in October, has generated interest from children and adults alike, to the tune of more than 8.2 billion grains of rice to date. The rice is paid for by advertiser income.

The site was created by a computer programmer seeking to help his son prepare for the SAT’s verbal section. Teachers of all grade levels have encouraged their students to take a stab at this “game,” which includes words ranging from “solve” and “quickly” to “ebullient” and “spelunker.”

re: Practice Vocabulary; Help Combat World Hunger

This website is excellent. The words are challenging, and the entire concept is fun. I am a high school English teacher, and I am always looking for new ways to encourage the learning of vocabulary. I am also a huge advocate of raising money and funds for those in need. I can't wait to show this to my students!!

re: Practice Vocabulary; Help Combat World Hunger

This is a great idea. In my experience with high school students, they will always work for a good "cause." My social studies students are always joking with me about my vocabulary, that I use "big" words in my lectures. I always tell them to "look them up" when they ask me what I mean. This website would be great for building vocabulary, and it serves a GREAT cause. Well done!!

re: Practice Vocabulary; Help Combat World Hunger

FreeRice has added other subjects that can be studied such as Famous Paintings, World Capitals, Multiplication and French.

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