Have you ever been really hungry? Very probably not. For millions of people though hunger is part of their daily lives. That’s why today we have a beautiful little buzz for you. If you enjoy learning new words and feel like there must be something you can do to make a change, Free Rice is for you.
Free Rice is an online game that allows you to improve your English in a fun way. It is also a sister site of the world poverty site, Poverty.com. For every word you guess right 20 grains of (real) rice are donated to the UN World Food Program, to help people in the poorest regions of the world to get through another day. A great, encouraging idea, especially in view of the fact that many countries have to cope with a severe food crisis right now. It may only be a drop in the ocean, but at least it’s better than nothing. And it’s fun, too!
Here are some words I just learned: carousal, discombobulate, encephalon, concordant and matins. Never heard of these before and no clue what they mean? Time to check out Free Rice then! How many grains of rice can you add?