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    Re: Our own body is the best language teacher

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    How can you not use the lips and tongue when producing a vowel?
    I can do it (I should say that I always do it as it is an essential rule of VSELM.) same as a rider rides a bike without hands on the handle bar, so simple, you can also do it, give it a try.

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    Re: Our own body is the best language teacher

    Quote Originally Posted by englishlogix View Post
    I can do it (I should say that I always do it as it is an essential rule of VSELM.) same as a rider rides a bike without hands on the handle bar, so simple, you can also do it, give it a try.
    If you pronounce vowels without the lips you are producing vowels with non-standard qualities. Reminds me of Eliza Doolittle with marbles in her mouth.

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    Re: Our own body is the best language teacher

    Quote Originally Posted by englishlogix View Post
    If my bike is idle and waiting for a start then I will speak-"My bike runs" here, again the logic of sound is used i.e. when you are speaking about a pause or stop status then the sound must sound like a stop. You can easily find the difference by speaking "My bike runs" & My bike is running" the suffix 'ing' expresses the sound of motion or vibration that comes out of moving.

    Now, I put the key in and kick off my bike, its work 'Run' comes into the play status by its engine sound emitting the --ing sound.
    Sorry, englishlogix, but the few lines I have quoted above are just not English. If that is the sort of language your system produces, then I would recommend that people who want to learn real English should avoid your system.

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    Re: Our own body is the best language teacher

    You still haven't touched on explaining how you would deal with unreal presents and pasts- regardless of whether you teach tenses or not, and they're not just about time in English, learners should be able to do this to speak well.


    If my bike is idle and waiting for a start then I will speak-"My bike runs" here, again the logic of sound is used i.e. when you are speaking about a pause or stop status then the sound must sound like a stop. You can easily find the difference by speaking "My bike runs" & My bike is running" the suffix 'ing' expresses the sound of motion or vibration that comes out of moving.

    Now, I put the key in and kick off my bike, its work 'Run' comes into the play status by its engine sound emitting the --ing sound.
    This is just wrong- if you are telling them my bike runs when the key is not in it and the engine not running, then this method is positively dangerous for learners.

    I would classify this method as a crackpot theory.

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    Re: Our own body is the best language teacher

    When did you invent the term Language Quotient?
    It has actually been used for quite a while for various things.
    For one example: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2433314

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    Re: Our own body is the best language teacher

    Thanks Raymott, I used the term LQ for the first time in 1989 and I had really no idea about it being used by some one else too. I thank you for letting me know the fact.

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    Anybody, please let me know how can I delete my account on Using English

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