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Annie and Bridget share a flat. Their next-door neighbour Nick is a disorganized, humorous macho fellow. Bridget's Argentinean penpal, Hector, comes to London to visit her. His limited command of English serves as the central dynamic for the language learning content of the series. His trying to get to grips with the daily English is highly amusing (and enlightening).

You do not need a tutor. The programme EXTR@ will get you a unique opportunity in the shortest time possible to extend your vocabulary and learn perfect pronunciation. Inspecting an entertaining video, words and phrases common in everyday situations, will be assimilated and remembered by you without much effort.

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(also available in Spanish, French and German)

- Job: stuntman. Age 20. 20? No. 30, more mature. Age, 30.
- Ow-ow!!
- Where’s the fire …
- It’s the smoke detector!
- I know that! Where’s the broom?! Oh good, it’s stopped.
- I think this was the problem. Anyone for very hard boiled eggs?
- Nick.
- Eh?
- Are they your eggs?
- Eh?
- I thought so! What on earth are you doing? Are you crazy?!
- Oh, are my eggs ready?
- Oh, your eggs, Hector.
- Hector’s eggs, Bridget. Is he cr-azy?!
- Hector. The eggs are, erm, ruined. Perhaps some cornflakes instead?
- Thank you, Bridget.
- Huh, perhaps some cornflakes instead?!
- What are you doing on our computer anyway?
- Nothing!
- Let’s just say girls, one day you will say ‘Brad Pitt – urgh!! Pah!! Johnny Depp – urgh!! Pah!! Nick from next door – vroom-vroom-vroom!! The coolest stunt man in the world!
- Oh, you a stunt man!!
- Yep. I got the job on the Internet. Well, nearly. I’m waiting for confirmation.
- Oh, how exciting!
- The coolest stunt man n the world - on a moped, right?
- On a Harley-Davidson, actually.

- Films! Those stars! That money! Oh! Oh! Have you seen Carina’s dress in the magazine? I’d love to have a dress like that.
- Mmm, me too. It would really suit me.
- How much is it?
- Oh, let’s see. Erm …
- How much?
- Oh, I’m a student, it’s too expensive for me!
- I’ve got a job and it’s too expensive for me! We need more money.
- Money? Bridget, Annie, I have something to tell you.
- Hector, don’t! It’s a secret! --- The Romero family, one of the richest families in Argentina. Keep it a secret. Sssh.
- Uh?
- Sssh!
- What’s a secret?
- You have been very kind.
- Yes, Hector.
- Ha-ha, ha-ha! I’m sure Bridget and Annie have a little money! Ha-ha!
- Sssh! Nick!!
- So I want to, I want to give you some money.
- Yes!
- So, I am going – to look for a job.
- Oh … that’s  a great idea, Hector.
- Gr-eat!!
- Yeah, we can look for a job on the Internet, can’t we.

- OK, here we are, job vacancies.

- Well, let’s see.
- Oh well, there’s a job in a launderette.
- Hector!
- No!.
- And there’s a job as a gardener.
- My plant!
- No!
- And here’s a job as a cook.
- No.
- Wait a minute! Look at this. A waiter!
- What a great idea!
- Yes! Ooh, I love good looking waiters!
- Did you say ‘good looking’? Here I am.
- What about Hector as a waiter?
- A waiter?
- Yeah, you know
- Oh, but I don’t know how.
- Oh, don’t worry.I will teach you!

- Hello! Howard! How are you?!! Oh, thank you Howard! Me? Dinner tonight! Seven o'clock – at the Singing Parrot Café, OK Howard! Bye Howard! That was Howard.
- No!
- He’s invited me to dinner tonight, because he wants to – talk to me about a NEW JOB!

- Who is Howard?
- Bridget’s boss.
- Ah, he is so rich, he’s so clever and he wants to see me!! He might offer me a promotion! What shall I wear? I have nothing to wear! No, wrong!
- Huh!
- So last season.
- Bet Howard can’t ride a motorbike.
- Nope!
- He does give Bridget promotion, although I have heard – Howard has a nickname!
- What was I thinking?!
- What?
- An octopus!
- An octopus?!
- Oh, the octopus!
- Is he meeting her alone?
- Yes. No, no! Bridget needs help!
- We must stop her!
- I have an idea. Why don’t you eat here?
- No!
- Yes, then we can both talk to your boss about your new job!
- Where, here? No, no way.
- I could cook for you!
- Huh! Definitely not, no!
- And I could be your waiter!
- Mmm.
- I want  to be your waiter.
- Yeah, OK then, but be serious!
- But don’t worry, we will help you get your promotion. Leave it to us!

- ‘Nadia. Hector wants a job.’
- I am going – to look for a job.
- ‘But it’s difficult. What can he do? He can’t work in a launderette and he can’t work as a gardener.’
- My plant!
- Hmm. ‘He can’t work as a cook, but then we saw the job for Hector, a waiter.’
- A waiter?
- Yeah you know. And Bridget’s boss, Howard wants to take her out to dinner tonight. I wonder why?’

- OK, Hector, you are the waiter, so you must set the table.
- Yes, I have set the table, but there is one problem.
- A problem?
- The table is too small.
- The table is too small?
- Yes, look.
- Hector, this is set for twelve courses!
- Dinner at home is always like this.
- Oh yes! You are a million…  You are a millionaire. This is just a little dinner for Bridget’s boss – OK?
- OK.
- OK. I am a customer!
- Where would you like to sit?
- Hmm. Here.
- Oh, I … … … The bill.
- Not yet! The menu first!
- Oh, sorry, erm … The menu.
- Forget the menu. What have you got today?
- To eat?
- To eat.
- Today, as dish of the day, I have a delicious hot cat.
- A hot cat?! That’s a hot dog.
- Ah! Hot cat, hot dog!… Cat, hot …
- Oh no!

- Oh, how’s it going?
- Great!
- Nick is a good teacher.
- Let’s see.
- Ah-ah, Hector’s café is now closed.
- Oh!!
- I’ll get it.
-Delivery, Miss Evans and Miss Taylor.
- Oh, Thank you! Bridget, look!
- Oh!
- ‘For lovely Annie from H.’
- For beautiful Bridget from H. Who’s H?
- Oh, it must be Howard! Oh, what is it!
- Oh, Bridget! Look, it’s Carina’s dress! But how did he guess?!
- Oh, he’s a clever man! Anyway, it’s not Carina’s dress now, it’s Bridget’s dress! Oh, thank you Howard!
- Oh Bridget, isn’t your boss kind! But, why did he buy me one?
- Oh, I’ve told him all about you!

- ‘Chrissy, Howard, my boss is coming to dinner!’
- Me, dinner, tonight! ‘He wants to talk to me about a new job. I’m so excited.’
- He’s so clever and he wants to see me! ‘He even sent me a dress!’
- Thank you Howard! Ah!

- His nickname is The Octopus.
- The octopus!
- Ugh! ‘Anyway -  Hector and I will prepare and serve a good dinner this evening.’
- We will help you get your promotion.

- Wow!
- OK, Nick?!
- Yeah. Hot. The soup, hot.
- Ah-ah-ah-ah. The soup is  hot.
- Thank you Hector.
- He’s here. Good evening Howard.
- Ah Bridget, my princess!
- Please come in.
- Bridget, you look divine. Oh, this must be Annie. Are you sisters? Such beauty!
- The dresses are exquisite!
- Oh
-  Thank you.
- Thank you.
- Don’t thank me, it’s a privilege!
- Oh and this of course is Nick.
- Hi.
- And this is Hector. He’s from Argentina.
- Hello.
- Argentina. Do you have a cow?
- Two million!
- What?
- My parents own two million cows.
- Ah yes, thank you Hector. Hector’s English is a little …
- Weird! Never mind, Hector.
- So Bridget, what a beautiful apartment, for a beautiful lady.

- Dinner is served!
- Hector, go on!
- Today, we have sick pea soup.
- Mmm, sick pea soup, my favourite!
- Chick pea, chick pea!
- Chick pea soup.
- This guy is great! Where did you find him?! Sick pea soup! Mind you, it does look like – ugh! Sorry Nick!
- Main course. Teeth casserole.
- Teeth casserole?
- Beef, beef.
- Oh sorry, beef casserole!
- I bet the beef is as hard as teeth!
- A dinner with bite! Oh! Sorry, Nick! So Bridget, you would like a better job?
- Well Howard, I, I …
- Are you willing to work harder,  hah?
- You stupid idiot!
- Sorry, erm … !
- And Bridget, with your good looks …
- What a creep!
- Ay! It’s cold! Hector! I want hot coffee!
- He wants hot coffee.
- Then he will have hot coffee!

- So – by the age of twenty I had fifty people working for me.
- Fascinating!

- My father said, if you want more money, you must work hard! Ay! You have poisoned me! You fool, you stupid boy!
- Stupid!
- Don’t you dare talk to my friend Hector like that!
- Oh, what is he? Is he your boyfriend or something?!
- He is – A kind and clever and lovely man, which is something that you will never, ever be! So you can keep your job, you creep!
- And we’ll send you back the dresses!
- What dresses?
- Oh, these dresses, the ones you bought Annie and me!
- I did not buy those dresses. I would not spend money on you! Hah!
- Goodbye Howard!
- You’ve lost your job!
- Well too late, I quit!!

- Howard said he did not buy the dresses. So who did?
- If ‘H’ isn’t for Howard?
- Then ‘H’ is for Hector!
- You, but why did you buy the dresses?
- To say thank you.
- But they’re so expensive. Where did you get the money?
- I… found it.
- Well, these expensive dresses must go back to the shop.
- Yes they must! But not until tomorrow.
- That’s right, let’s go clubbing! Come on, Nick! Hector!
- See you later, boys!

- Hector, you are a true, true friend. Money is not everything. So, what did you buy me?
- What do you think?
- I love you, I love you!
- Hmm! One moment.
- You didn’t buy me a bike, you didn’t buy me a bike, you didn’t buy me a bike. You didn’t buy me a bike.
- OK!
- Thanks, Hector. It’s really, really …
- It’s OK Nick.
- Hop on, I’ll give you a lift.
- Hey …
- Hey, so do you still want to be a waiter?
- No, I want to be like you, Nick, a stuntman!
- Aaah!!

Next time in EXTRA! Nick gets a job on TV. Annie loves watching TV. And why does Hector want to learn to cook? EXTRA – don’t miss it!

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