Saturday, November 24, 2007

Socialise, Aid And Learn At The Same Time.

Today I came across a site called FreeRice. FreeRice is a sister site of the world poverty site, Poverty.com, and FreeRice has two goals:

  1. Provide English vocabulary to everyone for free.
  2. Help end world hunger by providing rice to hungry people for free.
The latter is provided by having unobtrusive advertisements on the site. I played today and made someone get 3000 grains of rice. I am sure I will go back. One thing that lacks in my educational life is that I learned languages just enough for learning physics. I do not think I ever liked the language classes. But I like languages, I can speak/read at least four languages, understand and read as many. These languages are not only European, but languages like Japanese, Sanskrit. Anyway I always have need to write better and communicate better. This could be done only by learning and having a better vocabulary at hand. So I think FreeRice is a good place to learn and make someone bellyful.
Learning new vocabulary has tremendous benefits. It can help you:
  • Formulate your ideas better
  • Write better papers, emails and business letters
  • Speak more precisely and persuasively
  • Comprehend more of what you read
  • Read faster because you comprehend better
  • Get better grades in high school, college and graduate school
  • Score higher on tests like the SAT, GRE, LSAT and GMAT
  • Perform better at job interviews and conferences
  • Sell yourself, your services, and your products better
  • Be more effective and successful at your job
So How many grains are you going to give? Please visit FreeRice and find out.

1 comment:

bluesky said...

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