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.
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.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.
I would classify this method as a crackpot theory.
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
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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