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Innovation is GREAT - Part 1

Richard goes behind the scenes at Dyson, home of the space-age vacuum cleaner and much more!

Task 1

Which of these things is Richard shown in the video?


Task 2

What do these numbers refer to in the video?


Task 3

Drag the words to complete the sentences from the video.


Task 4

Type 'which' or 'that/which' into these sentences.




Language level

Advanced: C1
Upper intermediate: B2


Hello caryle,

No need to feel ashamed! The key is to recognise whether the relative clause in each sentence is a defining relative clause (in which both 'that' and 'which' are possible) or a non-defining relative clause (in which only 'which' is possible).

Best wishes,



The LearnEnglish Team

Thanks a lot Peter :)

I find all these videos incredible, I work a lot with them, indeed I think I have worked with all of them. Will there be other topics with activities such as these? They are mostly useful and very clear, and the activities are stupendous!! Thanks in advance!

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firstly, thank you, Richard, for a wonderful video.
To be honest, all my life keeps on gadgets and technology, so, i have not got a choice, i love it.
there are many cases:
the first one is convenient using. For instance, when I need to write cpp code fast, I take my IPad and do some notice or when I fly in an airplane and can not sleep, I take my IPad and play in different games(or watch films).
the second one is easy using. For example, You touch you phone every 10 minuets and it does not get you bad feelings;)

Most important gadget? Are you kidding me?
Of cause it is vacuum cleaner. Do you believe me? Not? Nice, it is joke. Thuth be told, The most important gadget for me is my mobile phone. There is big part of my life, such as necessary contacts. Also, i can not despite fact that at any moment the internet might be used by myself. very helpful.
What about Dyson's product, hmmm, may be i would like to try it, and then decide, want to own or not.

thank you very much again!
good buy!

I couldn't understand what to do in forth section. Who can tell me about it?

Hello Aibek Shegebaev,

In some sentences both 'that' and 'which' are possible; you should write 'that/which' in the gap for these sentences.

In other sentences only 'which' is possible; you should write 'which' in the gap for these sentences.

Best wishes,



The LearnEnglish Team

Great content. I don't suppose these videos are downloadable in any way, are they? The place I teach doesn't have any internet access, and I would love to play them the Innovation is Great vid.

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Thank you for your comment - it's nice to know that our site is appreciated.  I'm afraid the videos are not downloadable, for technical and legal reasons.  You can, however, give your students the address to the relevant page and they can watch the video themselves that way (for homework, for example).  Registration and all of the materials on LearnEnglish are entirely free and your students would no doubt benefit from having access to the site.  I know several teachers, for example, who ask their students to register for the site and then set some pages here for homework.

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The LearnEnglish Team

Great videos, very professional, and even though they are designed to be used by the student on his/ her own, they work well in class with both one to ones and groups.