Saturday, May 17, 2008 is the brainchild of the same person who created the well-known Hunger Site.

It is also a sister site of the world poverty site,

FreeRice has two goals:

  1. Provide English vocabulary to everyone for free.
  2. Help end world hunger by providing rice to hungry people for free.

This is made possible by the sponsors who advertise on the site.

The concept is simple and engaging. Visitors are given a word and invited to choose among four words or expressions the closest match. You can also listen to the a sound for the pronunciation of the word to be identified. A correct answer adds 20 grains of rice to a rice bowl on the main page. As you progress through the game, the level of vocabulary difficulty increases and the more one plays, the more rice is donated.

I suspect that high school students would respond very positively to this site. I could easily see a whole class or school participating in a type of vocabulary skills Olympics for hunger through this Web site!

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