FreeRice is a non-profit website run by the United Nations World Food Programme partnered with the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.
FreeRice has two goals:
1. Provide education to everyone for free.
2. Help end world hunger by providing rice to hungry people for free.
The format of the website is a quiz in various different subjects (including languages - French, German, Italian and Spanish) and for each correct answer, 10 grains of rice are donated to the UN World Food Programme thanks to sponsors who advertise discreetly on the website.
You are able to choose which level you want to work at, and automatically increases or decreases based on whether or not your answer4s are correct. If you get an answer wrong, you are asked the same question later on which provides a learning opportunity. Therefore, it could be used as a starter activity with all ages and levels of ability, an extension activity or a quick test in a computer lesson. The possibilities are endless! The students have the opportunity to test and increase their vocabulary whilst counting up how many grains of rice have been donated.
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