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Arroz Gratis

Posted on: 6 September, 08

Fair warning:  I am not responsible for the amount of time you waste spend on this game. 

Last year, we discovered www.freerice.com and immediately became addicted.  We love a good vocabulary challenge in this house.  C’s knowledge of Latin gave him quite an edge.  Methinks the lad will kick all kinds of butt on vocabulary section of the SATs because he could figure out words on freerice that I had never even heard of before.  The idea of generating donations of rice while learning nifty new words was just too much fun for words.  We had a laptop set up on kitchen counter with freerice always in an open window.  As we wandered through the kitchen, we clicked on a few words and donated some rice. 

The good folks at freerice must have heard us talking about how much fun it would be to have vocabulary quizzes in other languages.  Ok, they didn’t pick up on hint to include Latin, but Spanish is good too.  They know have quizzes in French, German, Italian, and Spanish.  Need to brush up on your multiplication tables?  There is now a quiz for that.  You can also practice the capitals of the world, chemistry symbols, and grammar concepts.  I love the quiz which asks you to identify famous works of art. 

Every time you get a question correct, you donate rice.  If you get a question wrong, you are told the correct answer.  The question will then reappear to see if you remember the correct answer. 

So, go exercise your brain a bit and donate some rice.  Challenge your children to see how much rice they can donate.

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4 Responses to "Arroz Gratis"

we enjoyed free rice too. . .will have to go check out the new games! šŸ™‚

Another great charity site is AIDtoCHILDREN.com. It donates money to children in need through World Vision.

Check it out at http://www.aidtochildren.com

teri,
you are right – this is totally addictive. I’m surprised at how many words I instinctively know (I’ve just been doing the grammar part so far). I studied Latin for 3 or 4 years in highschool, and also took French (4 years) and Spanish(2 years). I think having exposure to that many languages gives you a sound basis for figuring out words. That said, it *was* 40 years ago . I don’t know where these right answers are coming from, but it’s rewarding to know that there is something left in this dull old brain of mine! LOL!!

sorry, I meant vocabulary – I haven’t tried the grammar yet.

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