Free Rice combines two goals:
- improving English vocabulary for everyone
- ending world hunger by providing rice to hungry people
For every vocabulary word you answer correctly, Free Rice will donate 20 grains of rice to the UN World Food Program. This effort is funded by the advertisers on the site.
Under Options, you can keep track of your vocabulary level and how much rice you've donated. The difficulty of the vocabulary words is based on how many mistakes you make -- and no, rice is not taken away if you make a mistake. So the vocabulary is tailored to to learner's appropriate level, from beginning readers to adults.
Free Rice has links to other actions you can take to learn more about and to end world poverty and hunger.
FreeRice is a sister site of the world poverty site, Poverty.com.