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Thessaloniki International Fair 2019: listening comprehension activity in Greek Posted by on Sep 5, 2019

The most important event in Greece at the moment is the International Fair in Thessaloniki, which takes place every year in September. It opens on the 7th of September and lasts eight days, it is open for everyone and it attracts visitors not only from Greece but also from the Balkans and Europe. If you…

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News from Greece about the Parthenon Posted by on May 10, 2019

A traveler cannot leave Athens without visiting its landmark, the Parthenon. In this post there is a brief presentation of the news about the Parthenon, information on a famous mythic battle depicted on parts of the Parthenon and a list of words related to monuments.   The Greek Archaeological Council decided to restore the inner-chamber…

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News from Greece: “Raphael” and “Sophia” bring snow Posted by on Jan 4, 2019

Καλή Χρονιά! 2019 entered bringing snowfall and low temperature and many remote villages became snowbound. “Raphael”(Ραφαήλ)  is the name given to the weather phenomenon that welcomed the New Year, by the Greek scientists of the National Observatory of Athens. “Sophia” (Σοφία), a new phenomenon, started yesterday and it is expected to bring  snow in Στερεά Ελλάδα…

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Rock collapse on the most popular beach of Greece Posted by on Sep 18, 2018

Navagio (Ναυάγιο, shipwreck)  is one of the best-known beaches in Greece and attracts tourists from all over the world. It is located in Zakynthos (Ζάκυνθος, Zante), one of the Ionian islands in Western Greece. Last week, the rock was partially collapsed and seven people were injured.   This is due to a physical, geodynamic phenomenon…

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Greece is mourning Posted by on Jul 25, 2018

Today is a day of mourning for Greece. More than 70 people lost their life and dozens are missing, while trying to escape the fire in Eastern Attica, 40 kilometers from Athens. The grief leaves no space for other feelings and there are no words to say. In this post there is basic vocabulary related…

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Greek vocabulary from the news Posted by on Nov 18, 2015

In everyday life vocabulary some words are less popular and are not frequently used. We tend to use words such as ευχαριστώ (thank you), σ’ αγαπώ (I love you), συγγνώμη (I’m sorry) and we forget about words such as θύμα (victim), επίθεση (attack), θάνατος (death). After the attacks in Paris and the death of the refugees…

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