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Losing It: Its Hard When You Lose Control

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&raquo Download Audio(mp3) By Jeri Watson 2006-10-21 I'm Susan Clark with the Special English program,

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by jeri watson
2006-10-21

i'm susan clark with the special english program, words and their stories.

tom smith is the best hitter on his company's baseball team. for weeks during the playing season, tom hit a home run in every game the team played. but then suddenly he stopped hitting home runs. he could not hit the baseball at all.

one day he struck out three times in one game. he said, "i am afraid i am losing it."

mary jones bought a dress in a woman's clothing store. she felt very happy about buying the dress until she got home. then she remembered she had left her credit card at the store when she used it to pay for the dress. it was the third time that month that mary had forgotten something important.

mary was angry with herself. she said, "am i losing it?"

emma cleveland was teaching a class in mathematics at a college. she began to explain to the students how to solve a very difficult problem. she undersood it very well. but somehow, at that moment, she could not explain it. emma said, "i must be losing it."

americans seem to have a lot of concern about "losing it." at least that is what you would think from hearing them talk. they use the expression when they feel they are losing control. it can mean losing emotional control. or losing the ability to do something. or losing mental powers.

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