Friday, November 30, 2007

my new favorite game

If you haven't already, check out Free Rice and test your vocabulary while donating rice to the United Nations World Food Program. I got a vocab level of 44- I knew those damn Wordly Wise books would pay off beyond the SATs! The highest level is 50 and I suspect I'll be addictively playing to try to get my score closer to that rarified level...

ETA: I hit 47 but can't seem to push through. damn- I'm going to have to start reading the dictionary at night to beat this website!

ETA2: I'm officially addicted. I'm stuck at 49, but can't seem to hit 50. I'll be feeding whole nations at this point just trying to hit the jackpot...

ETA3: I finally hit 50, on mangonel of all words. Who knew reading medieval romance novels would pay off in this manner?

2 comments:

smallcitybeth said...

Free Rice is decidedly addictive! I haven't got past 49 (I'm usually in the 45 to 48 range), but since I went over there from your blog a while ago, I've donated 5000 grains of rice! I decided I'd better stop there (for now). Sleep would be a good idea now...

Thanks for the link!

curing what ails me said...

I heard about this from a friend about a week ago, definitely addictive, and I am such a sucker for word games...I played for about an hour and hovered around 47/48. Decided I needed to stop before it became my new obsession...