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NTGreek Lessons > Phonology > Lesson 1: Sight and Sounds of Greek Letters (Module A)

LESSON 1
1.0  Introduction, 1-1
1.1  The Greek Alphabet, 1-2
1.2  Greek Small Letters, 1-13
1.3  Greek Capital Letters, 1-15
1.4  Alphabet Chart, 1-16
1.5  Further Information, 1-17
Study Guide, 1-19
Synopsis

Lesson One introduces the sight and sounds of the twenty-four Greek alphabetical characters. The combination of letters and their phonetic sounds are further developed in Lessons Two through Five. More than thirty audio links and twenty-four animated files span the lesson to help correctly form and pronounce the Greek alphabetical characters. A study guide follows the lesson that reinforces the material introduced in the lesson.

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Click on the above link to download Lesson 1. Adobe Flash MP3 files are embedded in the PDF document. Additional study aids for Lesson 1 may be viewed and/or downloaded (see below). 

Study Aids

The following individual study aids are designed to reinforce the material presented in Lesson One by making new material familiar, and familiar things new. An answer key is provided where necessary. The different levels represent an escalating level of difficulty. It is recommended to begin with the least difficult exercises under Level One and proceed through Level Three to receive maximum benefit from these resources. All PDF links open in a new window.

LEVEL ONE
redsquare Study Guide Answer Key [studyguideanswerkey.pdf] Instruction
This is the answer key for the lesson's Study Guide. It is important to answer all of the lesson's exercises before consulting the answer key. SA 1:1-2
redsquare Differences/Similarities between the Greek and English Alphabets [differences.pdf] Instruction
The English and Greek alphabets have many things in common. However, there are some differences. The similarities and contrasting differences between these two languages will help to learn the Greek alphabet. SA 1:3-4
redsquare Greek Alphabet Banner [alphabetbanner.pdf] Instruction
Each of the twenty-four Greek capital and small alphabetical characters are enlarged to fit on an 8-1/2" x 11" piece of paper. The English name for each Greek character is printed at the top, and the Greek in all capital letters at the bottom of the page. All twenty-four pages may be arranged to form a contiguous banner of the Greek alphabet or be used as flash cards for children. SA 1:5-28
redsquare Animated Greek Alphabet Tutorial [Audio HTML] Instruction
It is as important to see how a Greek character is formed as well as to know how to pronounce it. Twenty-four MP3 audio and GIF animated GIF files illustrate the formation and pronunciation of the twenty-four Greek alphabetical characters. SA pagination is not associated with these HTML pages. The tutorial opens in a new window.
redsquare Choose the Correct Greek Small Letter [correctsmallleters.pdf] Exercise
This exercise emphasizes the recognition of the Greek small letters. The student chooses the correct Greek small letter from two choices. This exercise aids in learning the name of the Greek letter as spelled in English with that of the Greek alphabetical character. SA 1:29-30
LEVEL TWO
redsquare See and Say the Greek Alphabet [Audio PDF] Exercise
All twenty-four individual small and capital Greek letters are pronounced by the instructor twice. Furthermore, the letters are arranged to aid their alphabetical order. SA pagination is not associated with either the HTML or PDF files.
redsquare The Correct Greek Capital Letters [correctcapitalletters.pdf] Exercise
This exercise emphasizes the recognition of the Greek capital letters. Furthermore, this exercise helps to master the name of the Greek letter as spelled in English with that of the Greek capital letter. SA 1:31-32
redsquare Practice Writing the Greek Small Letters [practicesmall.pdf] Work Sheets
Penmanship while learning to write the Greek small letters is important. This exercise allows one to emulate an example and to practice writing all twenty-four Greek small letters. These work sheets may be printed as needed. SA 1:33-36
redsquare Practice Writing the Greek Capital Letters [practicecapitals.pdf] Work Sheets
Penmanship while learning to write the Greek capital letters is important while learning NTGreek. This exercise allows one to emulate an example and to practice writing all twenty-four Greek capital letters. These work sheets may be printed as needed. SA 1:37-40
redsquare The Greek Alphabet Flash Cards [Audio HTML] Exercise
This delightful on-line exercise was developed by Timothy Ayres of Australia. The object for this exercise is to identify each Greek letter on sight. The student has the options to view each letter in their alphabetical order or skip ahead and select a particular letter for further study. Details for each letter is available, including both its Greek and English spellings, its transliteration, the letter's pronunciation, and phonetic value. SA pagination is not associated with this Audio HTML exercise.
LEVEL THREE
redsquare Practice Writing the Greek Letters [practiceletters.pdf] Work Sheets
The exercise underscores practicing writing the Greek capital and small letters together. These work sheets may be printed as needed. SA 1:41-44
redsquare The Letter Before and After [beforeandafter.pdf] Exercise
The exercise is divided into two sets of three columns. The center column in each set has either a Greek small or capital letter. The object of the exercise is to place the correct alphabetical letter on either side of the Greek letter. SA 1:45-46
redsquare Word Search Puzzle [crosswordpuzzle.pdf] Exercise
Important terms used in conjunction with Lesson One appear in this crossword puzzle. SA 1:49-50
redsquare Quiz [quiz.pdf] Quiz
Twenty-four multiple choice "open book" questions cover the general information presented in Lesson One. SA 1:51-56
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