1 DVD_Booklet_Greek.qxp :17 earworms Seite 1 mbt Musical Brain Trainer Vol essential words and phrases anchored into your long-term memory with great music Your personal audio language trainer
2 DVD_Booklet_Greek.qxp :17 Seite 2 Your personal audio language trainer
3 DVD_Booklet_Greek.qxp :18 Seite 3 earworms mbt Rapid Greek puts the words and phrases you need not just on the tip of your tongue, but also transports them deep into your long-term memory. Simply by listening to these specially composed melodies with their rhythmic repetitions of Greek and English a few times, the sound patterns are indelibly burned into your aural cortex. You will have successfully learned the Greek phrase and have the correct accent ringing in your ears. Wherever you are, whatever you are doing: In the car, while jogging, in the bath, doing the ironing you can be learning Greek at the same time! earworms mbt Rapid Languages is the first language course to get your toe tapping. You know the phenomena of those catchy tunes on the radio that you just can't get out of your head? Voulezvous coucher avec moi, ce soir? Well, earworms mbt has put this phenomena to positive use. Gone are the days of learning pressure and frustration at not being able to remember, the experience of many on conventional language courses. In combination with music, the phrases you need are automatically anchored deep into your memory, ready for instant recall. Music is the Key The idea is as simple as it is old. Before the age of writing, ancient historical events were recorded in verse and song form for easy memorisation. In his book 'Songlines' Bruce Chatwin describes how the Australian Aborigines were able to navigate their way across hundreds of miles of desert to their ancestral hunting grounds without maps. And how? The extensive lyrics of their traditional songs were exact descriptions of the routes!
4 DVD_Booklet_Greek.qxp :18 Seite 4 Rhythm and words i.e. song and verse have always been a very powerful memory aid, and this is supported by recent scientific research. The advertising industry knows only too well how powerful music can be in getting the message across with brainwashing-like jingles and soundbites. It really works! Developed and used over years in the classroom, earworms mbt Rapid Languages has shown phenomenal success. In tests pupils using this technique regularly get average marks of over 90% compared to less than 50% with conventional book based learning. Why hasn't music been used more in education up to now? Imagine kids at school getting a CD of hip hop songs with all the historical dates they have to learn, or all the irregular verbs they have to learn! Wouldn't that make their (and teachers') school lives much easier, much more fun, much more successful? Rest assured, we are working on it! What you get This volume deals with the essentials for your visit abroad. It looks at typical situations: taking a taxi, at the hotel, at the restaurant, requesting, polite phrases, finding your way, numbers, dealing with problems and so on. Volume 2 will have you talking about yourself and others, past, present and future, likes and dislikes and general conversational items. The themes follow closely the Common European Framework for language learning, a recognised benchmark of language proficiency, and the emphasis is constantly on usefulness to the learner.
5 DVD_Booklet_Greek.qxp :18 Seite 5 Memory hooks This booklet contains all the words an phrases spoken on the CD, both English and Greek, plus the sounds of the words. An additional aid to learning, 'memory hooks' and comments to assist your memorisation and understanding, can be found on the earworms website. These complement the CD and are really worth checking out. Memory hooks are for example, if you want to memorise the Greek term: Excuse me! = (phonetically written) 'messee ohriteh', imagine saying, 'Excuse me. I ve got a messy oil heater.'- and you will easily remember. How to use earworms: Don't think, just listen! Sit back, relax and groove along to the melodies without trying to listen too hard. Treat them as songs you hear on the radio. Our recommendation is that you do familiarise yourself with the written words in the booklet - at least the first time you listen. After listening several times, playfully test yourself - cover up the English side of the phrase book and see how many words and phrases you remember! Lastly - a word of thanks The earworms team would like to thank you for putting your trust in our 'slightly different' learning concept and are sure that you will have the success that many others have already had. It's motivating to know that learners are really benefiting from our research and development. Also, as accelerated learning is a rapidly growing field, we look forward to hearing your experiences and successes - so feel free to visit us on the website:
6 DVD_Booklet_Greek.qxp :18 Seite 6 1. I would like I would like... a coffee with milk please I would like a coffee with milk please. a tea I would like a tea with milk please. very good Well done, bravo! a beer I would like a beer. water some water some some food something for food I would like some food. I would like some water. Tha eethela... Èá Þèåëá... ena gafe Ýíáí êáöý me ghala ìå ãüëá baragalo ðáñáêáëþ Tha eethela ena gafe me ghala baragalo. Èá Þèåëá Ýíáí êáöý ìå ãüëá ðáñáêáëþ. ena tsai Ýíá ôóüé Tha eethela ena tsai me ghala baragalo. Èá Þèåëá Ýíá ôóüé ìå ãüëá ðáñáêáëþ. bolee gala ðïëý êáëü Bravo! ÌðñÜâï! meea beera ìßá ìðýñá Tha eethela meea beera. Èá Þèåëá ìßá ìðýñá. nero íåñü leegho nero ëßãï íåñü leegho ëßãï gadee ya fayeedo êüôé ãéá öáãçôü gadee êüôé ya ãéá fayeedo öáãçôü Tha eethela gadee ya fayeedo. Èá Þèåëá êüôé ãéá öáãçôü. Tha eethela leegho nero. Èá Þèåëá ëßãï íåñü. mbt earworms Musical Brain Trainer Read the original text and phonetics to
7 DVD_Booklet_Greek.qxp :18 Seite 7 2. To order to order... a drink to order a drink of course food wine some wine red wine red white a bottle a kilo of wine* 1/2 a kilo of wine bread olives salad a mixed salad (village salad) I would like to order some wine. na barangeelo... íá ðáñáããåßëù... ena bodo Ývá ðïôü na barangeelo ena bodo íá ðáñáããåßëù Ýíá ðïôü vever âýâáéá fayeedo öáãçôü grasee êñáóß leegho grasee ëßãï êñáóß goggeeno grasee êüêêéíï êñáóß goggeeno êüêêéíï aspro Üóðñï ena bougalee Ýíá ìðïõêüëé ena keelo grasee Ýíá êéëü êñáóß meeso keelo grasee ìéóü êéëü êñáóß psomee øùìß elyes åëéýò salada óáëüôá meea horyadeegee salada ìßá ùñéüôéêç óáëüôá Tha eethela na barangeelo leegho grasee. Èá Þèåëá vá ðáñáããåßëù ëßãï êñáóß. *Strange but true. Wine is ordered by the kilo in Greece! cs to give yourself extra visual input. To perfect your pronounciation... Let your ears guide you!
8 DVD_Booklet_Greek.qxp :18 Seite 8 3. Have you got? Have you got...? food for vegetarians a table for two for three yes, of course yes no no, sorry sorry Would you like...? to order a dessert Can I have another coffee? Can I have...? another Everything okay? everything okay bon appetite to pay the bill Ekhede...? åôå...; fayeedo ya hortofagoos öáãçôü ãéá ïñôïöüãïõò ena drabezi Ýíá ôñáðýæé ya theeo ãéá äýï ya drees ãéá ôñåéò ne, vever íáé, âýâáéá ne íáé ohee ü é ohee, leebame ü é, ëõðüìáé leebame ëõðüìáé Tha thelade...? Èá èýëáôå...; na barangeelede vá ðáñáããåßëåôå ena ebeethorbeeo Ýíá åðéäüñðéï Boro na ec-ho agoma ena gafe? Ìðïñþ íá Ý ù áêüìá Ýíáv êáöý; Boro na ec-ho...? Mðïñþ íá Ý ù...; agoma ena áêüìá Ýíá Ola endaxee? ¼ëá åíôüîåé; ola üëá endaxee åíôüîåé galee orexee êáëþ üñåîç na bleeroso íá ðëçñþóù do logharyasmo ôï ëïãáñéáóìü mbt earworms Musical Brain Trainer
9 DVD_Booklet_Greek.qxp :18 Seite 9 Can I...? Can I pay? by credit card Can I pay by credit card? no problem Could you call me a taxi? Could you...? call me a taxi I would like to pay please. really very good Boro...? Ìðïñþ...; Boro na bleeroso? Mðïñþ íá ðëçñþóù; me beestodeegee garda ìå ðéóôùôéêþ êüñôá Boro na bleeroso me beestodeegee garda? Mðïñþ íá ðëçñþóù ìå ðéóôùôéêþ êüñôá; ganena provleema êáíýíá ðñüâëçìá Boreede na moo galesede ena daxee? Ìðïñåßôå íá ìïõ êáëýóåôå Ýíá ôáîß; Boreede...? Mðïñåßôå...; na moo galesede íá ìïõ êáëýóåôå ena daxee Ýíá ôáîß Tha eethela na bleeroso baragalo. Èá Þèåëá íá ðëçñþóù ðáñáêáëþ. bara bolee gala! ðüñá ðïëý êáëü!
10 DVD_Booklet_Greek.qxp :19 Seite To the airport to go to the city centre to the centre of the city to the airport airport hotel to the hotel thank you I would like to go to the airport, please. quite correct to rent a car to buy an ice cream How much...? this How much does this cost? How much does an ice cream cost? I would like to rent a car. thank you very much na bao íá ðüù sto gendro dees polees óôï êýíôñï ôçò ðüëçò sto óôï gendro êýíôñï dees polees ôçò ðüëçò sto aerothromeeo óôï áåñïäñüìéï aerothromeeo áåñïäñüìéï xenothoheeo îåíïäï åßï sto xenothoheeo óôï îåíïäï åßï efghareesto åõ áñéóôþ Tha eethela na bao sto aerothromeeo baragalo. Èá Þèåëá íá ðüù óôï áåñïäñüìéï ðáñáêáëþ. bolee sosta ðïëý óùóôü na eneegiaso íá åíïéêéüóù ena aftogeeneedo Ýíá áõôïêßíçôï na aghoraso íá áãïñüóù ena baghodo Ýíá ðáãùôü Boso ganee...? Ðüóï êüíåé...; afto áõôü Boso ganee afto? Ðüóï êüíåé áõôü; Boso ganee ena baghodo? Ðüóï êüíåé Ýíá ðáãùôü; Tha eethela na eneegiaso ena aftogeeneedo. Èá Þèåëá íá åíïéêéüóù Ýíá áõôïêßíçôï. efghareesto bolee åõ áñéóôþ ðïëý mbt earworms Musical Brain Trainer
11 DVD_Booklet_Greek.qxp :19 Seite 11 How often do I have to listen to the earworms CD before I can really remember all the language on it? With the appeal of the earworms songs we hope that it is not a question of 'having to', it is rather a question of 'wanting to'. But seriously: the memory is like a muscle, it needs to be trained and exercised. Based on scientific studies, the ideal is listening relatively intensively at the beginning (the learning phase), thereafter listening periodically to review what you have learnt and refresh your memory. In practical terms this means listening to the whole album the first day, in order to 'tune your ear in' to the sounds of the language. Then listen regularly, several times, over a period of one or two weeks, making sure that you listen to every song equally as many times. While listening, actually speak the words out loud, when you can, to get a feeling for their pronunciation. After this, go through the booklet and test your knowledge, picking out any gaps that you may wish to concentrate on. Lastly, the review phase. As we all know, memories fade, so it is important to refresh your memory by listening to the CD at your leisure, say, once a week for the following few weeks. Thereafter, monthly. This review phase is crucial as it consolidates your knowledge and transfers it into your long-term memory. Although this demands self-discipline, it is of course without effort, as you are only listening to songs. The result is that you will be able to recall the words and phrases with the same ease that you remember your telephone number!
12 DVD_Booklet_Greek.qxp :19 Seite Numbers and Days one two three four five six seven eight nine ten on Monday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday ena Ýíá theeo äýï dreea ôñßá dessera ôýóóåñá bende ðýíôå exee Ýîé efta åöôü ochto ï ôþ ennya åííéü thega äýêá dee Thefdera ôç ÄåõôÝñá Thefdera ÄåõôÝñá Dreedee Ôñßôç Dedardee ÔåôÜñôç Bempdee ÐÝìðôç Barasgevee ÐáñáóêåõÞ Savvado ÓÜââáôï Geereeagee ÊõñéáêÞ mbt earworms Musical Brain Trainer
13 DVD_Booklet_Greek.qxp :19 Seite Is there...? excuse me Is there a? a shoe shop a shop with shoes near here near here a restaurant a good restaurant not too expensive sorry I don't know. me seehoreete ìå óõã ùñåßôå Eebarkhee? ÕðÜñ åé ; ena gadasteema me babootseea Ýíá êáôüóôçìá ìå ðáðïýôóéá ena gadasteema Ýíá êáôüóôçìá me babootseea ìå ðáðïýôóéá etho gonda åäþ êïíôü gonda êïíôü etho åäþ ena esteeadoreeo Ýíá åóôéáôüñéï ena galo esteeadoreeo Ýíá êáëü åóôéáôüñéï ohee bolee agreevo ü é ðïëý áêñéâü leebame ëõðüìáé thexero. (then xero)
14 DVD_Booklet_Greek.qxp :19 Seite Directions good morning hello (informal) I'm looking for... the beach a post office a bank Can you tell me...? how to get to by bus by car by train go straight on turn left right How far is it? about, roughly two kilometres on the left on the right thank you you're welcome galeemera êáëçìýñá ya soo ãåéá óïõ Psachno ya... ØÜ íù ãéá... deen baraleea ôçí ðáñáëßá ena daheethromeeo Ýíá ôá õäñïìåßï meea drabeza ìßá ôñüðåæá Boreede na moo beede Mðïñåßôå íá ìïõ ðåßôå bos na bao ðþò íá ðüù me leoforeeo ìå ëåùöïñåßï me aftogeeneedo ìå áõôïêßíçôï me treno ìå ôñýíï beeyenede eftheea ðçãáßíåôå åõèåßá streepsde óôñßøôå areestera áñéóôåñü thexeea äåîéü Boso magreea eene? Ðüóï ìáêñõü åßíáé; bereeboo ðåñßðïõ theeo heeleeomedra äýï éëéüìåôñá sta areestera óôá áñéóôåñü sta thexeea óôá äåîéü efghareesto åõ áñéóôþ baragalo ðáñáêáëþ mbt earworms Musical Brain Trainer
15 DVD_Booklet_Greek.qxp :20 Seite 15 The science behind earworms mbt 1. How we learn A large part of learning in general and language learning in particular is to do with the memorisation of words, facts and other significant information. It's a well known fact that we use only a fraction of our brain power and traditional book learning is now recognised as not suiting every learner. earworms uses simple techniques which open up and exploit more of the brain's native power, and come under the heading of 'accelerated learning'. In the March 2005 issue of the journal 'Nature' researchers at Dartmouth College in the US reported that they had pinpointed the region of the brain where 'earworms' or catchy tunes reside, the auditory cortex. They found that the sounds and words that have actually been heard can be readily recalled from the auditory cortex where the brain can listen to them 'virtually' again and again. 2. What we learn earworms mbt adopts the so-called lexical approach to language. In essence, this means we look at language in terms of whole meaningful chunks, then break these down into their component bite-sized, easily absorbable parts and then reconstruct them. You not only learn complete, immediately useful phrases, you also intuitively learn something about the structure (the grammar) of the language. These 'chunks' which the learner can 'mix and match', gradually build up to cover whole areas of the language.
16 DVD_Booklet_Greek.qxp :20 Seite Where, what time? Where...? When...? What time...? Where can I get...? a ticket a bus ticket from the kiosk from Where is your suitcase? Where is...? my suitcase our suitcase over there It's in the room. in room Where is the toilet? the toilet upstairs downstairs What time is it? breakfast Boo...? Ðïý...; Bode...? Ðüôå...; Dee ora...? Ôé þñá...; Abo boo boro na baro...? Áðü ðïý ìðïñþ íá ðüñù...; ena eeseedeereeo Ýíá åéóéôþñéï ena eeseedeereeo ya do leoforeeo Ýíá åéóéôþñéï ãéá ôï ëåùöïñåßï abo do bereepdero áðü ôï ðåñßðôåñï abo áðü Boo eene ee valeedsa soï? Ðïý åßíáé ç âáëßôóá óïõ; Boo eene...? Ðïý åßíáé...; ee valeedsa moo ç âáëßôóá ìïõ ee valeedsa mas ç âáëßôóá ìáò egee bera åêåß ðýñá Eene mesa sto thomadeeo. Åßíáé ìýóá óôï äùìüôéï. mesa ìýóá thomadeeo äùìüôéï Boo eene ee dooaleda? Ðïý åßíáé ç ôïõáëýôá; ee dooaleda ç ôïõáëýôá bano ðüíù gado êüôù Dee ora eene? Ôé þñá åßíáé; broyevma ðñüãåõìá mbt earworms Musical Brain Trainer
17 DVD_Booklet_Greek.qxp :20 Seite 17 What time is breakfast? at seven o'clock o'clock today tomorrow this afternoon Dee ora eene do broyevma? Té þñá åßíáé ôï ðñüãåõìá; stees efta ee ora óôéò åöôü ç þñá ee ora ç þñá seemera óþìåñá avreeo áýñéï do aboyevma ôï áðüãåõìá
18 DVD_Booklet_Greek.qxp :20 Seite Problems, problems There is a problem. There is a problem with the TV with the fridge I've lost my camera. I've lost my camera my passport my wallet I need stamps plasters something for mosquitos suncream aspirins something for a bad stomach (my stomach) I need aspirins. Eebarkhee ena provleema. ÕðÜñ åé Ýíá ðñüâëçìá. eebarkhee õðüñ åé ena provleema Ýíá ðñüâëçìá me deen deeleorasee ìå ôçí ôçëåüñáóç me do pseeheeo ìå ôï øõãåßï Ekhasa dee fodografeegee moo. áóá ôç öùôïãñáöéêþ ìïõ. Ekhasa áóá dee fodografeegee moo ôç öùôïãñáöéêþ ìïõ do theeavadeereeo moo ôï äéáâáôþñéï ìïõ do bortofolee moo ôï ðïñôïöüëé ìïõ Creeazome ñåéüæïìáé grammadoseema ãñáììáôüóçìá tseerodo ôóéñüôï gadee ya da goonoopya êüôé ãéá ôá êïõíïýðéá andeeleeagee grema áíôéçëéáêþ êñýìá aspeereenes áóðéñßíåò gadee ya êüôé ãéá do stomakhee moo ôï óôïìü é ìïõ Creeazome aspeereenes. ñåéüæïìáé áóðéñßíåò. mbt earworms Musical Brain Trainer
19 DVD_Booklet_Greek.qxp :20 Seite 19 Also available in this volume: Check out Rapid Volume 2 and Rapid Chinese Details at
20 DVD_Booklet_Greek.qxp :21 Seite 20 mbt earworms Musical Brain Trainer The Tracks: 1. I would like 6:01 2. To order 6:10 3. Have you got? 9:31 4. To the airport 7:01 5. Numbers and days 6:34 6. Is there? 6:15 7. Directions 8:51 8. Where & what time? 8:00 9. Problems, problems! 7:41 Concept & Development: Marlon Lodge, Project Management: Andrew & Maria Lodge, PR: Renate Elbers-Lodge Music: James Berry, ML and AKM, Pedagogic Support: Bob Glynn, GYC Studios & Hill House Studios, Voices: Maria Karolidou & Andrew Lodge, Mastered & SRT St Ives, Graphic Design: Jaroslaw Suchorski & Bernd HKP. Special thanks to: Jan, Evie and Anna, Matt Hinzmann, GYC Language Dept., Norfolk Chamber of Commerce, EEDA, Library House earworms publishing Ltd.