Practising “I-speech” in Pairs
Split into pairs. Instructions: Think about a situation that made you angry, explain the circumstances to your partner and role play your initial reaction. Your partner should respond spontaneously. Then try to formulate your anger as an “I-message”.
Feedback in plenary is not required after this exercise. However, if this is the only communication exercise, time should be set aside to discuss any difficulties the pairs had in reformulating their messages and suggestions for changes.