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Today's Vocabulary Building Game

This is my favourite game, I must admit, not so much because it’s great and versatile, covering not just English vocabulary and grammar, as you will see, but because it helps poor people in the world. By playing, you’re actually feeding some needy people – think about it.

You can find a great selection of games on the Free Rice website. You can play on your own, or you can make it a mission to donate the rice, by playing in teams.

Without further ado, let’s play Free Rice!

Now, you get to the home page of Free Rice and you can select your subject as ‘English Vocabulary’ from the ‘Change Subject’ button at the top right corner of your playing board:

Please also notice the loudspeaker symbol, which is useful if you want to listen to the pronunciation of the word you need to play.

So, select the English Vocabulary and you shall also have the rules of the game in the right column, just by your board containing the word and your four choices, as above. You select the correct substitute of the word and look what happens:

Ta-dah! You just donated 10 grains of rice to the needy. After you play for a while, you’ll see your bowl filling up with rice.

However, as this game can be addictive, in order to avoid the overflowing of the bowl, the system adds an icon with the number 100 for every 100 grains you’ve donated and it starts filling the bowl from scratch again. And again... and again, as you wish :-D

You can select your level, if you think this is too easy. You can select other subjects such as Literature and Maths, etc.

This is what you get, if you choose the category of Geography:

I think you get the picture, don’t you feel like playing by now? Tell me how you’re getting on after a while. Just don’t forget about yourself in front of that computer… you also have to eat and sleep some time, you know?

Whatever you do, enjoy both playing it and helping the hungry worldwide!

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