The young woman slowly opened her eyes and looked around the sun-lit room. She was confused and disoriented. She sat up on the bed and opened the window wider. She looked around and realised that she couldn’t remember anything either about herself or her surroundings.

lost identity; Sparrows English reader Level 3 Reading

She put her feet on the floor and was getting up from the bed when the door opened and a man in a white coat walked in.

“Good morning. My name is Dr. Johnson. How are you feeling?” the man asked.

“I don’t know,” the woman replied and looked at him suspiciously. “Who are you?”

“I’m a doctor. You were in an accident, and you’ve been in a coma for a few days. We found you with no ID on you. We know neither your name nor where you came from,” Dr. Johnson explained.

The woman shook her head, not believing a word he said. “I don’t remember anything. Who am I? Where am I?”

“That’s what we are trying to find out. The most important thing is that you’re safe now. We’ll do everything we can to help you get your memory back,” Dr. Johnson assured her.

“But how do I know that I can trust you?” the woman asked with a trembling voice.

“I understand that you’re scared and confused, but you have to trust me. We’re here to help you,” Dr. Johnson replied calmly.

The woman looked at him for a moment and then she nodded slowly. “Okay, I’ll try to trust you.”

“Good. We’ll start by running some tests and see if we can help you remember something. I’ll be back later to check on you,” Dr. Johnson said and then he left the room.

The woman lay back down on the bed. She was feeling helpless and alone. She had no idea who she was or where she belonged. But she knew that she had to trust this doctor. He was her only hope. She needed to get her memory back and find her way back home.

confused /kənˈfjuːzd/ – (zmätený) – unable to think clearly or to understand what is happening or what somebody is saying

surroundings /səˈraʊndɪŋz/ – (okolie, veci okolo) – everything that is around or near somebody/something

suspiciously /səˈspɪʃəsli/ – (podozrievavo) – in a way that shows you think somebody has done something wrong, illegal or dishonest

nod /nɒd/ – (prikývnuť) – move your head up and down to show agreement, understanding, etc.