Way Khool Sites

Way Khool Sites

Thursday, December 20, 2007

My Favorite Word FREE Rhymes With Charity

Today's Way Khool Site is: Free Rice

As everyone knows who reads this blog a lot, I love the word FREE for so many reasons. And now I've discovered a way to play a vocabulary game and give FREE rice to others (a nonprofit which distributes food) at the same time! Wh00t! I love to see those grains of rice build up in the bowl.

Here's a brief explanation taken from the FAQ page of Free Rice:
"How does the FreeRice vocabulary program work?

FreeRice has a custom database containing thousands of words at varying degrees of difficulty. There are words appropriate for people just learning English and words that will challenge the most scholarly professors. In between are thousands of words for students, business people, homemakers, doctors, truck drivers, retired people… everyone!

"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."

And as you grow smarter and hungry people eat, all is FREE because advertising supports this site!

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