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C1 – Efficient Browsing: One Tab Only

Article-based ESL lesson which discusses the negative impact of keeping multiple browser tabs open simultaneously on mental functioning, emphasizing that it leads to distraction, reduced focus, and weakened self-discipline. Single-tab browsing is recommended as a more intelligent behavior that promotes better concentration and productivity. Students can learn about the drawbacks of excessive multitasking online and the benefits of practicing self-control and focus through a 30-day single-tab browsing challenge.

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

TypeLevelVocabularyReading timeLesson Time
Flipped LessonC1 / Advanced16 words5 min / 1013 words60-70 min
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Teaching guide

This is a flipped lesson. Before class, students need to preview 16 words from pages 3-4.

  1. Lead-In: In class, start by discussing as many lead-in questions as necessary.
  2. Vocabulary: Briefly go over the lesson vocabulary. If anyone needs help with the words, you can provide further explanations.
  3. Article reading and Comprehension questions: Students read the article (either individually or together). When everyone’s done reading, discuss some interesting takeaways and answer the comprehension questions on the next page. You can also talk about anything else that your students found interesting or thought-provoking.
  4. Opinions and Quotes: Students are encouraged to articulate their opinions and engage in a thoughtful discussion surrounding the provided quotes, fostering a deeper exploration of the material.


  • Single-handling 
  • Dreadful
  • Impulsively
  • Through
  • Abundance
  • Scarcity
  • Assert
  • Degrading
  • Stunted
  • Tempting
  • Linear progression
  • Cortex
  • Staunchly
  • Incursion
  • Scramble
  • Refactor


  • Lead-In
  • Vocabulary 1
  • Vocabulary 2
  • Article reading
  • Comprehension questions
  • Opinions
  • Quotes