This Greek listening comprehension exercise is for beginners. You will listen to three audio files in modern Greek and then you will be requested to answer a few questions. Be aware that, in order to make this exercise a bit more challenging, the last two audio files will only play once.
There was a time when each lake, river, tree, and mountain was believed to be guarded by a spirit. A time when nymphs played by the riversides and semi-gods embarked on their heroic journeys to fight mighty beasts in unknown lands. Or at least that’s what we have been told by ancient Greek storytellers who were able to blend imagination with real life to narrate history in their own way.
This is a Greek listening comprehension exercise for advanced speakers. You will be listening to three advanced-level conversations and monologues in modern Greek and then you will be requested to answer a few questions. There will be background noises and, since you are now an advanced speaker, the audio in the last two exercises will play only once.
Καλημέρα. Good morning. This Greek listening comprehension exercise is for intermediate speakers. You will listen to three audio files in modern Greek. Then you will be requested to answer a few questions.
Each city has its obvious, well-known places and landmarks. Athens, the capital of the Hellenic Republic of Greece, has the Acropolis Hill, Syntagma square, the Agora, and so many other historical sites and attractions. Today, we discover some hidden, secret stories that are tied to some of the most popular Athenian landmarks. These stories include creative assassination plans, ancient curses, and hidden rivers.
Stories Behind Popular Attractions in Athens:
- Monkey Attacks the King of Greece at the National Gardens
- The Magic Olive Tree on the Acropolis Hill
- Ancient Curses and “Voodoo” Objects in Kerameikos
- Tricking Ancient Athenians To Becoming Active Citizens… With A Rope
Tricking Ancient Athenians into Becoming Active Citizens… With A Rope
The first story behind a popular Athenian attraction takes place in the ancient Agora of Athens and the Pnyx; both places can be visited in the Greek capital. The Agora of Athens was a marketplace and meeting point for ancient Athenians. The Pnyx was a place designated for public speaking and hosting assemblies during the years of direct Athenian Democracy.
According to some historical records from Thucydides – but mostly from plays written by the ancient comedian Aristophanes – we get the impression that ancient Athenians loved to discuss politics but often despised attending the assemblies. Sometimes, when they were called to attend the ecclesia (the citizen’s assembly) at the Pnyx, they would stay at the agora, gossiping and engaging in casual conversations.
It is said that in order to encourage the citizens to engage in political conversations and vote on important subjects, certain people were assigned a peculiar task. They would grab a rope that was painted red that they called “μεμιλτωμένον σχοινίον” and start walking across the agora, forcing the crowd to follow them. They would basically herd the citizens towards Pnyx to attend the meetings.
Since we mostly know of the so-called “μεμιλτωμένον σχοινίον” from an ancient comedian, this story is often considered exaggerated. Some scholars believe that the red rope story was told by oligarchs who wanted to diminish the importance of the ecclesia. However, everyone agrees that there is… some truth to it.
Ancient Curses and “Voodoo” Objects in Kerameikos
Kerameikos neighborhood is known for an archaeological site that includes parts of the “Iear Odos, the Sacred Way, the led Athenian to Eleusis for the Eleusinian Mysteries. They were held by a cult dedicated to goddess Demeter and Persephone and its members believed that they could reveal secrets about the afterlife.
The archaeological site also includes the ancient necropolis of Athens. Necropolis means “city of the dead” in Greek. It used to be the cemetery of Athens from the 9th century BC till the Roman era. People can visit the area and observe the tombstones of that time.
Perhaps, the most interesting part of this site is the museum that preserves and showcases the artifacts that were found in the burial ground. Some of these artifacts reveal a secretive and lesser-known aspect of the daily lives of ancient Athenians. If you visit the museum, you will not only see pottery, jewelry, and offerings to the dead, but also some… stone tablets with curses that aimed to inflict harm on people.
Although witchcraft practices were banned in classical Athens, certain people would seek help from the paranormal to take revenge on those who wronged them or to cause harm to their political and legal opponents. In one of these tablets, for example, a man is requesting to have his opponent’s tongue tied during his speech in court.
The reason why the people buried these curse tablets in graves is related to the belief that the souls of the dead would carry them in the underworld. Hades was not just housing human souls. It was also the home of chthonic deities, such as Hecate. The latter is a goddess associated with the darkness and witchcraft. She would supposedly gather the tablets and she would then decide whether she would make them come true.
The Magic Olive Tree on the Acropolis Hill
If you visit the Acropolis Hill of Athens, the sacred hill of the Greek capital, you will not only the Parthenon, but also the Erectheion. It is a temple dedicated to both Athena and Poseidon, the gods who competed against each other for the title of the protector of Athens.
As the name of the city suggests, Athena was the winner. That was because she made an offer Athenians couldn’t reject: the olive tree. According to the myth, the citizens saw a business opportunity in exporting olive oil all over the Mediterranean. They voted for Athena and she introduced the first olive tree in Athens.
Believe it or not, this olive tree can be found next to the Erectheion to this day. Of course, we do not know whether it was in fact created by an ancient Greek goddess. But we do know that it is somehow connected to the olive tree that ancient Athenians worshipped as such.
You may notice that this particular olive tree is quite slender and doesn’t look old enough. That’s because the tree reportedly spawned from a branch from the original sacred olive tree that was partly destroyed during World War II.
Monkey Attacks the King of Greece in Athens
Perhaps the most peculiar story that takes place in Athens is the factual monkey attack against King Alexander of Greece in 1920. King Alexander was a 27-year-old who was stripped of his powers by the liberal party of Greece and who was used as a “puppet-king”, according to historians.
One day, he decided to take one of his long walks with his dog in nature. Some say that he took his walk in the Royal Gardens of Athens that are now known as “National Gardens”. Others suggest that he took his walk in Tatoi Forest which surrounded the estate of the former Greek Royal Family.
During his walk, Alexander came face to face with two… monkeys that got scared by the barks of his dog. One of the monkeys tried to attack his dog, while the other ran towards the king and bit him on his leg. The wound didn’t seem serious at first. However, it soon got infected by bacteria, leading to sepsis. The doctors could save him by amputating his leg, however, this option was denied. An amputated king would give off a weak image of Greece, according to those in power.
The event was so peculiar that rumors started spreading. Some believed that the monkey attack was an assassination that was carefully planned by his opponents. Monkeys are not native in Greece after all. It is said that they belonged to the botanist who took care of the National Gardens and the Forest of Tatoi. He has imported them from Africa and kept them as pets.
The attack occurred during the years of the Greco-Turkish War which aimed at regaining regions in Asia Minor that were part of the Byzantine Empire. According to historians, this attack ended up creating a political turmoil that resulted in the Great Fire of Smyrna two years later. As well as the exchange of populations between the two countries, with the exodus of Greek refugees to mainland Greece. This is why Winston Churchill once wrote that: “it is perhaps no exaggeration to remark that a quarter of a million persons died of this monkey’s bite.”
This is a Greek listening comprehension exercise for language students on level B1. You will listen to three intermediate-level conversations in modern Greek and then you will be requested to answer a few questions. There will be background noises and, since you are now an intermediate speaker, the last audio will play only once.
The second most populated city in Greece is located in the northern part of the country. Named after the sister of Alexander the Great, Thessaloniki is a city rich in history. But it’s also one of the most mysterious places in Greece. After discovering the mysteries of Athens and the Greek islands, today we unearth the most exciting, peculiar, and dark parts of the “nymph of the Thermaic Gulf”, as the city is called. Keep in mind that these are real locations in Thessaloniki; but the stories surrounding them are based on rumors, rather than facts.
4 Mysterious Places in Thessaloniki, Greece:
- Kipoi tou Pasha (Pasha’s Gardens)
- Odos Mavris Petras (Black Rock Street)
- The Red House of Thessaloniki
- The Roman Hippodrome
The Cursed Roman Hippodrome
June 20, 1978, was unusually hot. People in Thessaloniki were already preparing for the night. Some were returning home after meeting with friends. Others were getting ready for bed and way too many were already sleeping. Or, perhaps, the heat kept them restless, tossing and turning for hours. But that summer night gave them another reason to stay awake.
At 23:03, the whole city was shaken to its core. Literally. An earthquake of 6.2/6.5 magnitude, which was later described as “severe” (VIII Mercalli intensity), had hit Thessaloniki. Hundreds of people were injured and thousands of buildings either collapsed or appeared to have irreparable damages. But this earthquake was also deadly. It took the lives of 49 people (estimate), most of whom were trapped in the same block of flats at the heart of the city.
Earthquakes are not a common occurrence in Thessaloniki. After the incident, many rumors spread around the city. Many locals found it odd that the biggest tragedy occurred in one apartment building. A building that was rumored to be cursed by the souls of tens of thousands of innocent people that were executed at that same spot in 392 AD.
According to some locals, the building was built at the center of what once was the Roman Hippodrome of Thessaloniki, parts of which have survived over the years. In 392 AD, the Roman emperor Theodosius the Great reportedly ordered the execution of approximately 7.000-18.000 innocent people. The hippodrome was the only place he could gather them all. He wanted to make a show of strength, after being criticized by the public for his extreme taxation measures and brutal suppression methods. A group of locals had also attacked a group of Goths who were used by Theodosius to gather the taxes.
The scene was brutal. According to the rumors, the marble floor of the hippodrome was soaked in the blood of those executed. The locals were not allowed to pay tribute to the dead, leaving thousands of souls restless. Eventually, family members of the victims found the courage to pay tribute to them; an act that became an annual tradition, that was later followed by complete strangers. They built a column with the names of all the victims that, according to an urban legend, it bled once a year.
Centuries passed by and the city of Thessaloniki now looked much different than how it looked in the 4th Century AD. A block of flats made of cement stood to the exact spot where the column once stood. However, few people were willing to reside there. Rumor had it that every new family that moved there, would receive a book with the history of the neighborhood. Locals said that certain apartment walls would bleed once a year, with the residents getting used to this phenomenon. On that day, strange people would visit the area to sing hymns in old Greek.
This building no longer exists. It was the one that collapsed after the earthquake of 1978, taking the lives of 37 people. On the exact same spot that the marble was once soaked in the blood of thousands of innocent people. The story blends history with mythology. What we do know is that the area covering the old hippodrome of Thessaloniki is one of the city’s most mysterious places.
The Red House of Thessaloniki
Many Greek cities, including Athens, failed to maintain their old charm. Their architectural wonders, such as their neoclassical buildings, have been destroyed or left to rot. But Thessaloniki might be an exception. The second most populated Greek city is known for its prestigious architectural gems. By strolling through the city you will find many Art Nouveau, Art Deco, and Eclectic buildings from the late 19th Century.
A building that stands out is the so-called “Red House” of Thessaloniki. The three-story mansion has a distinct red brick exterior, hence its name. In reality, it is called “Megaro Longou” (Longos Mansion) and it has been listed by the Greek Ministry of Culture for preservation. The architectural style is described as “Neobyzantine”.
The building is located in Agias Sofias Square in the center of Thessaloniki. It was designed in 1926 to house the wealthy family of Grigorios Longos, a textile industrialist. As soon as the mansion was built, the Longos family reportedly went bankrupt. The same happened to the company that constructed the building. Although this era is known as the Great Depression, rumors spread regarding the hypothetical curse of the building.
Although a part of the ground floor is now a business, nobody resides in the above apartments. However, locals often report seeing an old couple entering the building late at night, without keys. Others have seen pale faces in some of the top windows. Due to its red exterior and unique design, some believe that vampires reside in the Longos Mansion. Kids often avoid passing by the building late at night.
Odos Mavris Petras (Black Rock Street)
Ano Poli is an area located in the northern part of Thessaloniki. Built on rocky, hilly land, the historical neighborhood is known for its stone-paved alleys and traditional houses. A visitor or even a local can easily get lost in Ano Poli. And it might be hard finding your way back with your smartphone map. While wandering in the neighborhood, it feels like traveling back in time. No cars or modern buildings on sight.
But there is one specific alley that seems to cause visitors to get lost in time and space. That is the Odos Mavris Petras, the Black Rock Street. This small alley normally leads to a dead-end. However, rumor has it that, if you wander around after midnight, the street might reveal to you some hidden parts of Ano Poli. Others say that it might lead you to parallel dimensions or even back in time. Similarly to what happened to the protagonist in the movie “Midnight in Paris”.
This urban myth might have been inspired by a sci-fi story by Pantelis Giannoulakis. However, others suggest that the sci-fi story was the one inspired by people’s testimonies. Rumor has it that the alley got its name from a large black rock that once fell from the sky and landed on that exact spot. Since then, late at night, a portal to other dimensions opens for the adventure seekers.
Kipoi tou Pasha (Pasha’s Gardens)
The most mysterious-looking place in Thessaloniki, Greece, is located near the previously mentioned street. The Pasha’s Gardens, also known as Dragon Houses, are basically a large green oasis in Ano Poli.
Constructed in 1904, they combine greenery with peculiar ruins made of stone. According to some, these constructions were inspired by Antoni Gaudi and Catalan Modernism. Nobody knows who designed this interesting landmark. However, locals say that the architect was Italian.
Since the gardens have many mysterious constructions, such as an underground passage that leads nowhere, as long as some esoteric symbols, the urban legends surrounding it are endless. It is said that the stones used for the unique constructions were all hit by lightning. Also, rumor has it that the gardens were the meeting place of Ottoman freemasons. Did any human and animal sacrifices take place there?
Although the landmark is supposed to be a place of relaxation for its visitors, many people report feeling nauseous and uneasy upon arrival. It is considered a location that is full of energy, with some describing it as “mostly negative”. Regardless of whether these rumors are true or not, the Pasha’s Gardens of Thessaloniki are truly mysterious.
Today’s video is dedicated to Greek grammar. You will learn ten (10) very common Greek verbs in all tenses. You will be provided with the first-person singular for each verb, which you can memorize. You will then be presented with some examples. Take pen and paper and let’s get started!
10 Greek Verbs in ALL Grammatical Tenses
Ενεστώτας – Αόριστος – Παρατατικός – Παρακείμενος-Υπερσυντέλικος-Μέλλοντας Στ.-Μέλλοντας Εξ.- Μέλλοντας Συντελεσμένος
- είμαι – — – ήμουν – — – — – — – θα είμαι – — – — – — –
- έχω – — – είχα – — – — – — – θα έχω – — – — – — –
- κάνω – έκανα – έκανα – έχω κάνει – είχα κάνει – θα κάνω – θα κάνω – θα έχω κάνει
- μπορώ – μπόρεσα – μπορούσα – έχω μπορέσει – είχα μπορέσει – θα μπορέσω – θα μπορώ – θα έχω μπορέσει
- λέω – είπα – έλεγα – έχω πει – είχα πει – θα πω – θα λέω – θα έχω πει
- ζω – έζησα – ζούσα – έχω ζήσει – είχα ζήσει – θα ζήσω – θα ζω – θα έχω ζήσει
- παίρνω – πήρα – έπαιρνα – έχω πάρει – είχα πάρει – θα πάρω – θα παίρνω – θα έχω πάρει
- βρίσκω – βρήκα – έβρισκα – έχω βρει – είχα βρει – θα βρω – θα βρίσκω – θα έχω βρει
- βλέπω – είδα – έβλεπα – έχω δει – είχα δει – θα δω – θα βλέπω – θα έχω δει
- βάζω – έβαλα – έβαζα – έχω βάλει – είχα βάλει – θα βάλω – θα βάζω – θα έχω βάλει
Examples with Basic Greek Verbs
«Είμαι, ήμουν και θα είμαι ειλικρινής.» “I am, I was and I’ll be honest.”
«Είχα μάθημα το πρωί.» “I had a class in the morning.”
«Θα έχω κάνει πολλές δουλειές μέχρι τότε.» “I will have done many jobs by that time.”
«Σε πήρα τηλέφωνο γιατί δεν βρίσκω τα κλειδιά μου.» “I called you because I can’t find my keys.”
«Του είπα ότι θα δω ταινία το βράδυ.» “I told him I’ll be watching a movie tonight.”
This Greek conversation exercise is meant to help you memorize basic Greek phrases -usually in question-and-answer format – that can be used in conversations with native Greek speakers. By listening to these Greek dialogues, you will be able to respond fast and in a natural way whenever you engage in conversations in your target language.
It is recommended to pay close attention to the tone of the voice. Why is that important? Because the Greek language is culturally a high context language. The way you say something is as important as what you say.
Keep in mind that you will be provided with captions with the Greek dialogues. Feel free to pause, take notes, and write down any unknown words that you can search later.
Helpful Greek Vocabulary
- (το) μανάβικο= (the) greengrocer, (the) grocery store that sells only fruits and vegetables
- (τα) πεθερικά= (the) inlaws
- (το) τραπέζι= (the) table, (the) invitation for dinner (metaph.)
- πλημμυρίζω= to flood
- (η) διαρροή= (the) leak
- θυροκολλώ= to attach a note to the front door
- (η) πολυκατοικία= (the) building with multiple flats
- (τα) κοινόχρηστα= (the) building fees, (the) shared costs
- (το) εισιτήριο μετ’ επιστροφής= (the) ticket with a return date
- (το) ΚΤΕΛ= KTEL (the Greek public intercity bus)
- (το) λεωφορείο= (the) bus
- (οι) αποσκευές= (the) baggage
- (το) ραντεβού= (the) date, (the) appointment
- (η) καθυστέρηση= (the) delay
- απολογούμαι= to apologize
- (η) συνέντευξη= (the) interview
- (το) βιογραφικό= (the) resume
- (η) εμπειρία= (the) experience
- (οι) δεξιότητες= (the) qualifications
Greek Conversation Practice with Greek Dialogues (All Levels A1-C2)
Dialogue 1 | Διάλογος 1ος
«Στο Μανάβικο της Γειτονιάς» | “At the Neighborhood’s Greengrocer”
-Καλημέρα κυρία Γεωργία!
-Καλημέρα Ελένη! Πώς κι από δω;
-Έχω τραπέζι απόψε. Έρχονται τα πεθερικά μου επίσκεψη.
-Α, τι καλό θα τους φτιάξεις;
-Θα φτιάξω παστίτσιο και θα το συνοδέψω με διάφορες σαλάτες. Οπότε βάλε μου αν μπορείς μισό κιλό ρόκα.
-Βάλε και δύο κατσαρά μαρούλια και μετά πιάσε και 4-5 ντομάτες. Να είναι ζουμερές. Και δύο αγγούρια.
-Να, ορίστε. Τα καλύτερα σου έβαλα για τα πεθερικά!
-Α, να μην το ξεχάσω! Βάλε και δυο λεμόνια.
-Όλα μαζί κάνουν 4,20€.
-Πάρε την απόδειξη και πέρνα αύριο να μου πεις αν πέτυχε το παστίτσιο.
-Εντάξει κυρία Γεωργία! Αν δεν πετύχει, έχω έτοιμα λαζάνια στην κατάψυξη!
Dialogue 2 | Διάλογος 2ος
«Συνομιλία με τον Γείτονα» | “A Conversation with the Neighbor”
-Γεια σου Χρήστο.
-Γεια σου Λεωνίδα, πώς και γύρισες τόσο νωρίς από την δουλειά;
-Πλημμύρισαν τα γραφεία μας και θα δουλέψω από το σπίτι σήμερα.
-Α! Έσπασε σωλήνας;
-Ναι, εξετάζουν τώρα από που έγινε η διαρροή.
-Να σε ρωτήσω πριν φύγεις, άκουγες κι εσύ δυνατή μουσική χθες το βράδυ;
-Ναι, δεν μπορούσα να κλείσω μάτι μέχρι τις 2 τα ξημερώματα. Νομίζω ότι έκαναν πάρτι στον τέταρτο όροφο.
-Α, θα είναι οι καινούργιοι ένοικοι μάλλον. Είναι φοιτητές και θα έχουμε φασαρία απ’ ό,τι φαίνεται.
-Να θυροκολλήσουμε μια ανακοίνωση εκ μέρους όλων των ενοίκων με τους κανόνες της πολυκατοικίας.
-Θα πάω τώρα αμέσως να την ετοιμάσω. Α, και όποτε μπορείς φέρε μου τα κοινόχρηστα.
-Ναι, συγγνώμη, είχα κάποια απρόοπτα έξοδα. Θα φέρω τα κοινόχρηστα αύριο το πρωί. Καλό μεσημέρι!
Dialogue 3 | Διάλογος 3ος
«Αγορά Εισιτηρίου» | “Ticket Purchase”
-Γεια σας, θα ήθελα δύο εισιτήρια με επιστροφή για Βόλο.
-Ναι, με το επόμενο ΚΤΕΛ αν γίνεται.
-Δυστυχώς, το επόμενο ΚΤΕΛ φεύγει σε πέντε (5) λεπτά και είναι πλήρες. Αν θέλετε, μπορώ να σας κλείσω μια θέση με το μεθεπόμενο.
-Τι ώρα φεύγει το μεθεπόμενο λεωφορείο;
-Φεύγει στις δύο (2) το μεσημέρι.
-Σε μία ώρα δηλαδή. Εντάξει, κλείστε μου μια θέση.
-Μάλιστα. Πότε θέλετε να επιστρέψετε;
-Με το πρωινό λεωφορείο της Κυριακής.
-Το πρώτο πρωινό λεωφορείο φεύγει στις 8 π.μ. και το δεύτερο στις 11 π.μ. – ποιο προτιμάτε;
-Το πρώτο, αυτό που αναχωρεί στις 8 το πρωί.
-Μάλιστα. Τα εισιτήρια κοστίζουν μαζί σαράντα (40) ευρώ. Εάν είστε κάτοχος φοιτητικής κάρτας, έχετε 50% έκπτωση.
-Δυστυχώς, έχω αποφοιτήσει εδώ και αρκετά χρόνια. Ορίστε!
-Εδώ είναι το εισιτήριό σας. Το ΚΤΕΛ αναχωρεί από την πλατφόρμα εννιά (9). Αν έχετε αποσκευές, θα πρέπει να είστε εκεί ένα τέταρτο νωρίτερα. Καλό σας ταξίδι!
-Ευχαριστώ πολύ! Καλή συνέχεια!
Dialogue 4 | Διάλογος 4ος
«Πρώτο Ραντεβού» | “First Date”
-Άννα, καλησπέρα! Είμαι ο Δημήτρης.
-Γεια σου Δημήτρη. Κάθισε.
-Συγγνώμη για την μικρή καθυστέρηση. Δεν μπορούσα να βρω χώρο στάθμευσης.
-Ναι, έχει πολύ κίνηση στο κέντρο αυτές τις ώρες. Γι’ αυτό προτίμησα να έρθω με το μετρό. Δεν υπάρχει λόγος να απολογείσαι.
-Έχεις ήδη παραγγείλει;
-Όχι, πριν λίγο έφτασα. Τι θα ήθελες να πιούμε;
-Μπορούμε να μοιραστούμε ένα μπουκάλι κρασί. Τι θα έλεγες;
-Καλή ιδέα. Εγώ προτιμώ το λευκό.
-Κι εγώ το ίδιο. Για πες μου τώρα, πώς ήταν η μέρα σου.
-Η μέρα μου είχε λίγη πίεση, λόγω δουλειάς. Όμως είναι Παρασκευή… εσένα πώς ήταν η μέρα σου;
-Ήμουν ενθουσιασμένος που θα σε έβλεπα. Θα ήθελα να σε γνωρίσω καλύτερα. Ποια είναι τα ενδιαφέροντά σου Άννα;
-Μου αρέσει να γυμνάζομαι και να ταξιδεύω… (χτυπάει το τηλέφωνο) μισό λεπτό Δημήτρη. (σηκώνει το τηλέφωνο) Ναι, έλα Σοφία μου. Τι; Είναι σοβαρό; Έρχομαι αμέσως!
-Η φίλη μου η Σοφία είχε ένα μικρό ατύχημα… συγγνώμη θα πρέπει να φύγω…
Dialogue 5 | Διάλογος 5ος
«Συνέντευξη για Δουλειά» | “Job Interview”
-Κύριε Παπαδάκη καθίστε. Σας καλέσαμε γιατί βρήκαμε το βιογραφικό σας αρκετά ενδιαφέρον. Έχετε τις βασικές γνώσεις και τα προσόντα. Θα θέλαμε όμως να μάθουμε περισσότερα πράγματα για εσάς.
-Κυρία Ανδρεάδη, βεβαίως, ευχαριστώ πολύ για την πρόσκληση.
-Θα αρχίσω με την εξής ερώτηση: τι σας έκανε να υποβάλετε αίτηση για την συγκεκριμένη θέση;
-Η εταιρεία σας είναι κορυφαία στον χώρο της Επικοινωνίας. Επομένως, μόλις είδα ότι αναζητείτε κάποιο άτομο με τις δεξιότητες τις οποίες έχω, υπέβαλα αμέσως την αίτησή μου.
-Ωστόσο εργάζεστε ήδη εδώ και έναν χρόνο σε μια άλλη εταιρεία Επικοινωνίας. Τι σας έκανε να θέλετε να αλλάξετε εργασιακό περιβάλλον;
-Έχω μάθει αρκετά όλο αυτόν τον χρόνο και είμαι ευγνώμων για την ευκαιρία που μου δόθηκε. Όμως, η θέση μου δεν μου επιτρέπει να εξελιχθώ επαγγελματικά και να ανελιχθώ στον χώρο της Επικοινωνίας.
-Τι σας ξεχωρίζει πιστεύετε από άλλους υποψήφιους;
-Το γεγονός ότι έχω εργασιακή εμπειρία από μικρή ηλικία και πριν καν ολοκληρώσω τις σπουδές μου. Επίσης, πέρα από τις πανεπιστημιακές μου σπουδές στην Επικοινωνία, έχω κάνει και μαθήματα γραφιστικής.
-Ευχαριστούμε πολύ για τις απαντήσεις σας. Τώρα μπορείτε να μας πείτε…
Ok, now stick around for some extra practice. Let’s see whether you were able to comprehend the Greek dialogues. You can rewatch the video as many times as you need and search for unknown words. Let’s try to answer the following questions.
Questions (Answers in Bold):
- In the first dialogue, what were the plans of the customer?
- she was invited out for dinner b) she would have her parents over for dinner c) she would have her in-laws over for dinner
- In the second dialogue, what kept the neighbors up at night?
- a flood b) a student party in the building c) financial troubles
- In the third dialogue, at what time is the traveler departing for Volos?
- at 2pm b) at 8am c) at 11am
- In the fourth dialogue, why was the date cut shortly?
- the man had to go to work b) a friend of the woman had an accident c) the waiter asked them to leave
- In the last dialogue, which is the applicant’s field of work?
- Communications b) Logistics c) Graphic Design
You can find all the answers at Helinika.com – the link will be at the description. As I mentioned earlier, non-verbal cues are very important when communicating with Greek speakers. You can learn more about the cultural aspects of the Greek language in Helinika’s video and article dedicated to the Greek culture.