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Map of Greece = ο χάρτης της Ελλάδας

·         The official name of Greece is the Hellenic Republic.

·         To επίσημο όνομά της είναι Ελληνική Δημοκρατία (Ελλάς)

·         Greece is located in southeast Europe, close to both Africa and Asia.

·         Η Ελλάδα βρίσκεται στην νοτιανατολική Ευρώπη, κοντά στην Αφρική και την Ασία.

Flag of Greece= η σημαία της Ελλάδας

·         Greek is the official language spoken in Greece.

·         Tα Ελληνικά είναι η επίσημη γλώσσα της Ελλάδας.

·         Greece is a member of the European Union and uses the Euro as its currency.

·         Η Ελλάδα είναι μέλος της Ευρωπαϊκής Ένωσης και το νόμισμα που χρησιμοποιεί είναι το ευρώ.

The sights=τα αξιοθέατα/ to sightsee=βλέπω τα αξιοθέατα

·         Greece is a popular tourist destination and home to over a dozen World Heritage Sites.

·         Η Ελλάδα είναι δημοφιλής τουριστικός προορισμός και φιλοξενεί πολλά αξιοθέατα παγκόσμιας κληρονομιάς.

Greek islands= τα ελληνικά νησιά
·         Greece features thousands of islands, including destinations such as Santorini and Mykonos.

·         Η Ελλάδα διαθέτει χιλιάδες νησιά, όπως την Μύκονο και την Σαντορίνη

Mountains= τα βουνά

·         Greece is one of the most mountainous countries in Europe.

·         H Ελλάδα είναι μία από τις πιο ορεινές χώρες στην Ευρώπη.

·         The highest mountain in Greece is Mount Olympus.

·         To ψηλότερο βουνό της Ελλάδας είναι ο Όλυμπος.

Ancient Greece=Η αρχαία Ελλάδα

·         Ancient Greece is said to have laid the foundation for Western civilization, having a large influence on the Roman Empire and European culture.

·         Η αρχαία Ελλάδα έθεσε τα θεμέλια για τον Δυτικό πολιτισμό έχοντας μεγάλη επιρροή στη Ρωμαϊκή Αυτοκρατορία και στον ευρωπαϊκό πολιτισμό.

 Olympic games= οι Ολυμπιακοί αγώνες
 The Olympic Games originated in Ancient Greece.

Οι Ολυμπιακοί Αγώνες ξεκίνησαν από την Αρχαία Ελλάδα


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The Pearson Edexcel Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (9–1) in Greek consists of four externally examined papers based on the following skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Students must complete their speaking assessment in April/May and all other assessments in May/June in any single year.

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Here you can find what you need to take Modern Greek GCSE exams:


Specification Pearson Edexcel Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (9 - 1) in Greek (1GK0) First teaching from September 2017 First certification from June 2019
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Saying hello, goodbye & how are you
Saying what you are called & asking someone else’s name

In Greece and Cyprus people tend to be informal with each other and seldom use each other’s surnames. You may well hear people addressed as, for example, Mr. George (κύριεΓιώργο) or Mrs. Anna ( κυρίαΆννα), which expresses both respect and friendliness.
KEY PHRASES/ saying hello and goodbye Kαλημέρα (σας)!                         Good morning/ day ( to you) Κaleemehra (sass) Γειά σας!/ Γειά σου                       hello! (formal &plural/  Ya sass/ ya soo                                                     Informal) Goodbye!
The letters in bold in the transliterated words denote the stressed sounds in the Greek words. Notice the accent ΄indicating which sound in a word is stressed.

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