"Yes, I do." ??? No, I don't.

Do you like English?

Yes, I do. / No, I don't.

Do you feel we should teach these responses to our students?

I teach 20-30 young students privately and I teach them all.

Yes, I like English. / No, I don't like English.

Is that a monkey?

Yes, it's a monkey. / No, it's not a monkey.

Those who have gone on to JHS have made the jump to text book responses with the greatest of ease. (Almost too good, many of them loosing the responses I taught them.)

What are your thoughts?