Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Playing for Good

I bet many of you have played the Word Power in Reader's Digest before.  You know, they give you a word and four meanings to chose from.  Sometimes they seem easy.  Sometimes challenging.  But you almost always come away from them knowing a little more.

Well, the same idea is at work for good over at Free Rice.  You are given a word and four meanings (synonyms).  For every correct answer you earn 20 grains of rice.  Every time you answer correct, the words get tougher.  Miss, and it backs up to an easier level.  When you stop playing your "rice" goes to the United Nations fund for world hunger. 

I played for about 30 minutes today, maximum level 40 and earned over 4,000 grains!  So, if you are a vocabulary nut or you know you need to grow your vocabulary it's a great way to have some fun and help fill a need.

                                       

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17 comments:

  1. Sounds like something my Father would love to try out.  He is a big Word Power fan in RD and encouraged each of us to read.

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  2. Sounds like fun and for a good cause. Paula

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  3. Thank you Barbara- I used to love playing that- my ex brother in law ised to work together and would play that every time a new Readers Digest would come out.  I'm going to e mail him this, and then go play!  God Bless!!  I hope things are going OK with you and Pete too~ Love Carolyn

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  4. I have played in the past.  It is fun and for good!
    Traci

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  5. thanks Barbara, never heard of this; I love games/challenges like this. I'll check it out

    betty

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  6. Never knew about this Barbara, thanks for letting us know. I am going to pop over there right now.

    http://journals.aol.co.uk/jeanno43/JeannettesJottings/

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  7. I would love to put this on my journal my friend, maybe early next week, if you have no objections.  How did you get the clickable graphic on there though

    http://journals.aol.co.uk/jeanno43/JeannettesJottings/

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  8. I love this sight i have 3,700 grains so far.
    Also another sight is urbandictionary.com i have a word submiitted to them.
    It is 'Almadoesn'tmatar' It means the college one went to and did not get a degree for some weird reason i.e. Lamar University offers a degree in Law but does not offer all of the courses. But the gist is a school that you did not stay on path with but went on to get a better job anyway and Almadoesn'tmatar is epehmeria from this school like a team jersey. Now that you are totally confused by me have a great Thursday.
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  9. this sounds really cool im going to check it out!
    take care
    emily

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  10. Ohh, I love words, meanings and games. So I'm off to give it a try~~
    Rebecca

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  11. Sounds like a really great thing to do, I alays play the Readers Digest Word meaning game.  Thank you for sharing this.  Off i go to try it.

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  12. I love this game. Thanks for the heads up for it. Anything that challenges me intellectually and gives to those in need is a bonus. (Hugs) Indigo

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  13. Had an ego-boost playing, had an even better one giving.  Thanks - CATHY

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  14. I will pop across for a wee look. Love Pam xx

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  15. This was awesome!!  I'm going to do an entry about it too.  Hugs,
    Lisa

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  16. I've been doing this daily for several months now.  I really enjoy it!
    Lori

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  17. What a great idea!  Thanks for sharing this with us.

    Dirk

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