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Friday, November 16, 2007

Save the World Tip of the Day

Solving world hunger is one thing to strive for, but enhancing America's vocabulary is another! A website, FreeRice.com is singlehandedly attempting to change the world! On the site, you''ll be asked vocabulary questions, and for each correct answer, they'll donate 10 grains of rice to a developing country! The result? Full bellies and full minds. It's pretty addictive, and you'll learn some great new words like "patois" and "hawser." It also keeps track of your vocab level. Mine's 37--I don't know if that's good or bad!

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5 Comments:

Blogger Amanda said...

Under FAQs - "FreeRice automatically adjusts to your level of vocabulary. It starts by giving you words at different levels of difficulty and then, based on how you do, assigns you an approximate starting level. You then determine a more exact level for yourself as you play. When you get a word wrong, you go to an easier level. When you get three words in a row right, you go to a harder level. This one-to-three ratio is best for keeping you at the “outer fringe” of your vocabulary, where learning can take place.

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

So, Jay, I'd say it's pretty good. I think the highest I got was 36. Nice work old chap.

16 November, 2007 10:39

 
Blogger Amanda said...

Sweet, I got a 40. I'm afraid to continue cause it will certainly go down soon.

16 November, 2007 12:26

 
Blogger JCo said...

I like watching the rice bowl fill up! What an addicting little game.

16 November, 2007 13:13

 
Blogger Citizen Grim said...

I can't break 42. After a while, you have to get so many to go up just one level.

19 November, 2007 09:06

 
Blogger Citizen Grim said...

Okay, 44. But then it gets really hard and each wrong answer bumps you down two points. Boo.

19 November, 2007 09:09

 

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