Extra English 08 - The Landlady's Cousin
This is the story of two girls
Nick and his friend Hector from Argentina.
Bridget is interested in Hector
but Hector is very interested in Annie.
So will he get close enough to tell her?
'No pets, no parties, no visitors, especially boys.
Eunice Mountain? She sounds terrible.
Do you think she'll say no shelves?
She can't. They'll look fantastic.
in clear lacquered beech veneer…'
Always read the instructions first.
Well, that will only take a week.
OK, let's have a drink before we begin.
Would you like some sparkling water?
- Thanks, Bridget, I was looking for that.
Or ask your flatmate to buy your food.
- You didn't know Hector was rich?
Hector, my friend, rule number one.
Eunice Mountain. I bet she's the same size.
Who am I? I'm Nick, from Flat B.
Yes, I know this isn't my flat.
I want to see you downstairs now.
Sorry. OK. Right away.
wants to see me downstairs now.
Ask her if she has any milk, bread and biscuits.
and take out shelf number one.'
I've got it. This is shelf number one.
No, Hector. This is shelf number one.
OK, Annie, read out the instructions.
'Put shelf one against the wall.'
Hector, I think the books will fall off.
So what's Eunice Mountain like?
'Put pole B on the left and pole A on the right
'and the shelf on top.' Bridget.
Have you put up shelves before, Hector?
Or do your servants do it for you?
Stand back and watch the master at work.
I'm Eunice Mountain, your new landlady.
And this is Hector from Argentina.
Hector lives next door with Nick.
I've met Nick already, haven't I, Nick?
We need to talk about your rent. In private.
'Measure the distance between the shelves.'
Hector, do you think that's correct?
Can I speak to you please, Hector?
in Argentina, the Romero family.'
Because I wanted you to like me,
But not Annie. Don't tell Annie…yet.
Nick has entered the building.
He has a date with me, haven't you, darling?
But that's three times this week.
What is it tonight? Ping- pong?
OK, I think I've got it, Annie.
I did knock, but the music was so loud,
I thought we'd have a little chat.
Rule number two. No underwear on the radiator.
Especially boys from next door.
By the way, that shelf is not straight.
What does she… Who does she think she is?
I know that, but no Hector and no Nick?
And her energy. I'm exhausted.
Get rid of her? How?
Anything! Tell her I'm not well.
I've eaten a hedgehog. I've gone to the moon.
- Go on!
No. Nick's hedgehog has gone to the moon.
Nick's hedgehog is not well. Nick is sad.
So he must come dancing to make him happy.
He stood on the hedgehog without shoes.
- You'll just have to come instead.
What's the matter? Are you OK?
Annie, she dances like a rhinoceros.
Oh, just a bit more measuring.
It happens when people work together.
I know you are in there, Nick.
Bridget, Annie, I said no boys.
Shall I get rid of her, Nick?
Bridget, I thought I said no boys.
Especially boys from next door.
Well, I… Just wait until I tell my cousin.
By the way, Hector, I've got a fax for you.
It's from your father. It says…
'My jet arrives at midday. Will phone. Father.'
Actually, Hector, I think you're more my type.
So, Hector, your father is flying to London
in his private jet to meet the Prime Minister?
Well, they are one of the richest families
The trick worked. Eunice has gone.
Annie, I will buy you a million shelves.
start measuring for them, then.
Bridget is working hard in television.
And Hector goes for an audition.