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C1 – The Decline of QR-code Menus

Article-based ESL lesson which explores the reasons behind the diminishing popularity of QR-code menus in restaurants. Many customers are expressing a clear aversion to QR codes, finding them to be disruptive, inconvenient, and discomforting. As a result, traditional paper menus are making a comeback in various dining establishments.

This is a flipped lesson. Not sure how to teach it? Click here for more instructions.

TypeLevelVocabularyReading timeLesson Time
Flipped LessonC1 / Advanced12 words7 min / 1344 words60 min

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Teaching guide

This is a flipped lesson. Before class, students need to preview 12 vocabulary words from pages 3-4. Additionally, for a more in-depth discussion during class, encourage students to read the article on page 5 in advance.


  • show someone door
  • vanguard
  • dormant
  • deployed
  • about-face
  • coax
  • conviviality
  • hinder
  • brunt
  • jeopardizing
  • patrons
  • eliminate


  • Lead-in
  • Vocabulary 1
  • Vocabulary 2
  • Article reading
  • Comprehension questions
  • Comments
  • Synonyms
  • Language tip
  • Practice
  • Speaking