British innovation is not just in the home. Join Richard as he talks about robots, space exploration – and very fast cars.

Task 1

Select the things that Richard does in the video.


Task 2

Type a missing word or number from the video.


Task 3

Combine the two words to make phrases from the video.


Task 4

Select the correct verb form.




Language level

Advanced: C1
Upper intermediate: B2


Hi. Thanks a lot for such interesting videos. Richards speaks quite slowly to understand)). But are you going to put tasks for download? That would be great, because I often print and give them to my pupils.

Yes, we'll be putting up the PDF support packs as soon as possible. Sorry they didn't go on the page straight away!
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi, Adam. Thank you))

Of course i love Formula 1...If i ever be lucky to chose between McLaren and
Rolls-Royce,i will definitely chose McLanren....This is the best video for me on this site....

Look at the Rolls Royce car, what a beautiful innovation :) Loving that.
Britain is so great, and British are so kind and clever :)
Thanks the LearningEnglish Team for such materials.
P/s: Adam, Jeremy, is there anyone of you British? Or come from Britain? Or you're Polish, Adam?

Hello Anh Quân,
Both Jeremy and I are British! The country next to our names is where we live and work at the moment.
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Thanks a lot, Adam.

Does the phrase at the beginning of the video "there is a snake on the loose" mean sth? Is it an idiom? Or not?

Hello Kenzoll,
You can find the answer to this question yourself with the Cambridge Dictionaries Online tool on the right of the page.  Give it a go - type in 'on the loose' and you'll get a definition which will explain it for you.
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you very much!