Every month, we take a look at a word in the headlines, in English, for your English. See more at The Word of the Month.
Lost (adjective): defeated; missing or absent.
To lose (verb): the opposite of to win; to misplace something, such as your keys or a giant airplane.
Lost in the news
This month, a 777 jetliner was “lost” somewhere over the Indian Ocean.
Losing a plane full of people shouldn’t be taken loosely.
Have you seen this plane?
64 m long, 61 m wide, 387 tons. White with little windows.
Last seen at Kuala Lumpur airport with 300 mini-bottles of whiskey and 1000 peanuts.
Please return if found!
Things you can lose:
Face: Try explaining the loss of a 270 million dollar plane.
Mind: 239 human beings on board. Enough to drive you crazy.
Hope: Surviving 2 weeks at sea is no easy task. Is this a lost cause?