An Intermediate Lesson Plan on Natural Disasters

Let’s face it, the past few years have been full of global disasters. Many of these have been natural disasters. So, students must have the ability and confidence to speak on the topic. This is why Off2Class has a free speaking lesson plan on natural disasters available just for you! 

What does lesson plan on natural disasters this include?

The purpose of this lesson is to introduce vocabulary around natural disasters. This natural disasters lesson plan contains controlled and free tasks to promote fluency in speaking. This lesson does not include a reading activity. It is an intermediate-level lesson plan that contains matching activities, speaking prompts, quote analysis, data analysis and opinion questions. With all that said, this lesson plan will allow you to learn a lot about your student and their opinions on different topics.

You can download the lesson plan here:

What will students learn in this lesson?

In this lesson plan on natural disasters, students will learn to identify earthquakes, droughts, floods, mudslides and hurricanes. They will learn to use these words in sentences and explain why some natural disasters are more violent than others. In addition, students will learn terms associated with natural disasters like survivor, aftermath and aid agency. Finally, they will learn about Mount Vesuvius, which is incredibly fun!

How to teach this lesson

Before teaching this lesson be sure to familiarize yourself with your student’s cultural background and the lesson content, to ensure that lesson material is not offensive or inappropriate. Another important resource that might be helpful to you is this video on how to teach speaking in an online environment. This is a great resource to use if you are looking to improve your teaching skills in general. Finally, be sure to download a Free Off2Class Account. It will give you access to free teacher notes and useful tips.

Please let us know if you enjoyed this lesson- we at Off2Class would love to hear from you. Leave us a comment below or join our Facebook Community to interact with other teachers just like you. Happy teaching! 


  • Jacques says:

    April 21, 2023 at 8:39 am

    Lovely lesson; I can’t wait to test it out. Many Thanks.

    • Christine Chan says:

      April 25, 2023 at 6:30 pm

      So glad to hear you’re enjoying the platform, Jacques!

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