Detour for Effective Verbal Communication
Review the sentences below. Practice writing the sentences into "I" statements by using the "I" statement patterns provided below. After you feel confident you understand the concept of "I" statements, proceed to the assignment area and take the 3.1 Effect Verbal Communication online quiz. Please use black ink. "I" Statement Patterns
I feel............when you..........because I........
I think.......when you....because I
I need....for you....because I
A. "You” had better not cheat on that test!" ("You" statement) B. I feel angry when you cheat because I have to work hard for my grades. ("I" statement) 1. "You always interrupt me!"
I feel ____________________when you interrupt me, because I_________________. 2. "You won't listen to me, because you are always talking on the phone with her!" I think ______________when you are always talking on the phone with her, because I ______________________________. 3. "You'd better straighten up or you'll be looking for someone else to date!" I feel ________________________________when you act that way because I ________________. 4. "You are always telling me that I never clean my room, but I do clean it!" I need for you to ________________________because I____________________. 5. "You never let me go out with my friends, Mom!"
I think __________________when you won’t allow me to go with my friends, because I ___________________. 6. "You never seem to listen to me. I'm trying to tell you about my day in school and all you do is watch TV. Why can't you ever pay any attention to me?" I feel ________________when you watch TV, because I ______________________. 7. "You are always late for practice."
I need for you to ______________________, because I ______________________. 8. "You must let me use the car Saturday night, Dad!"
I need __________________, because I___________________.