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www.freerice.com

The webpage is just asking you the meaning of some english words, from four others you have to find the correct one. For every correct one the ones that made this site will be able to donate 20 grains of rice through the United Nations to help end world hunger. For every 100 grains you secure on meal for someone. Spread the word, join the club, grab a dictionary.... help us help people :) it's for a good cause.
 
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I was at first a bit sceptical but then i read the FAQ and it answered my main question.

www.freerice.com said:
Who pays for the donated rice?
The rice is paid for by the advertisers whose names you see on the bottom of your vocabulary screen. This is regular advertising for these companies, but it is also something more. Through their advertising at FreeRice, these companies support both learning (free vocabulary for everyone) and reducing hunger (free rice for the hungry). We commend these companies for their participation at FreeRice.
As for the game my best level was 33 without a dictionary. I'll do it again with a dictionary later.:amuse
 

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^Thanks for that post. Makes me feel all the more better. :D I think I'll have a go an hour each day for this :)

Thanks for linking us!
 

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great site, thanks for posting, ilu :3


best lvl without dictionary: 40 >_<
damn, i really need to learn more vocs xD

*goes at it for another round :3
 

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^Okay, now I feel utterly dreadful. All I could reach was level 30 without a dictionary XD I got to gain at least 1800+ or so, before the site gave me an error >.> I think it's gotten sort of overloaded?
 

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oh, god this game is getting addictive, but its for a good cause :)

great site, thanks for posting, ilu :3


best lvl without dictionary: 40>_<
damn, i really need to learn more vocs xD
Your actually making me feel guilty for not concentrating in English class >_>;. Anyway I tried it again with a dictionary but it got too tiring and that was when i realized there were online dictionaries :sweat.

Best level with dictionary: 40
 

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This IS really addictive like someone said! My best level so far is 42, not using a dictionary... it helps to recognize prefixes, that's what helps me :) But this is a great tool I think, how hard is it to click and get a word right and know you're helping someone out there?! Thanks for this post!
 

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First heard about this sometime last month. And I see now that they've changed the donation amount from 10 per word to 20.
After 15 minutes, best level was 43 and I used a dictionary for one word at level 40 or 41.
 

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This is great, Iluvatar, thanks for posting :amuse

My best level was 42~ there are some weird words in there, though...I'd better start reading reading my dictionary :XD
 

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Sounds good to me, count me in too. Every little grain of rice helps. :)
 

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woah, Level 41, without english dictionary.... :yaha
 

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not sure if this will actually help people but............hey, it's a fun game :)

I guess it keeps going, I got to 1600 grain of rice, then I stopped (maybe I'll play some other time)....level 39 w/o dictionary...I definitely need to read more....this makes me feel dumb :(


thanks for the link
 

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My third try:
CORRECT!
aculeate = stinging

1. betise means:
2. vagabond
3. liking
4. coat of arms
5. folly

VOCAB LEVEL: 50
YOUR BEST LEVEL: 50

You have now donated
1000 grains of rice.
I got bored.
 

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I'll give it a shot!
 

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This is a great thing.. Thankis for sharing it!
 

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hahahaah awesome.

wow a lot of people are competing for highest vocabulary.... we're saving lives!
 

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This rocks! Time to put my leet vocabulary skills to work!
 

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This looks interesting... I'll give it a try.
 

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only got to level 35, but got to 6k grains
 

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I've have to agree, this is a brilliant idea. I've already learned a few words that i've never seen. Still havent used a dictionary, although i might if i get hit with heaps of words i've never heard of, which for mine seems around level 40.

A humorous one in gaming terms I found was this:

nub means:
1. gist
2. divining rod
3. prejudice
4. self-contemplation

So far i've managed to acheive around 3500 grains, or 35 full meals :)
 
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