I originally posted this link on Wednesday 24th October 2007, thinking that it was a bit of fun that seemed to be very appropriate for this site.
By popular demand I have been asked to post it again as a "Sticky" so that it remains at the top of this section:
A new challenge for quiet moments - for every correct answer the filthy-rich international sponsors of this UN site will donate 10 grains of rice.
There are 50 levels, and apparently Level 48 is most people's max.
Many parents have found that their children are very motivated by the challenge of simply answering questions to "Feed the World" and Patricia, our Verbal Reasoning guru, feels that it is a very good tool for children to practice for the 11+.
The site opens at around Vocab Level 40, which is fairly tough, so I suggest that you deliberately answer questions wrong until the Level gets down to one appropriate for your child - Level 6 is a good place to start.
Please tell your child that some words are "Americanisms", either in spelling or meaning, although thankfully there are very few of them.
Please do post your comments and achievements (or your child's achievements!) on this thread.
Let's all hope that the site is a worldwide success.