Now, the VOA Special English program WORDS AND THEIR STORIES.
Today's program is all about eyes. When it comes to relationships, people's eyes can be a window into their hearts. This means that their eyes can tell a lot about how they feel. We will tell a story about a man and woman who are teachers at the same school. The woman is interested in the man. She uses many methods to catch his eye, or get him to notice her. Once he sets eyes on her, or sees her, she might try to get him interested in her by acting playful. In other words, she might try to make eyes at him or give him the eye.
Let us suppose that this man gets hit between the eyes. In other words, the woman has a strong affect on him. He wants to spend time with her to get to know her better. He asks her out on a date.
She is so happy that she may walk around for days with stars in her eyes. She is extremely happy because this man is the apple of her eye, a very special person. She might tell him that he is the only person she wants, or "I only have eyes for you."
On their date, the couple might eat a meal together at a restaurant. If the man is really hungry, his eyes might be bigger than his stomach. He might order more food than he can eat. When his food arrives at the table, his eyes might pop out. He might be very surprised by the amount of food provided. He might not even believe his own eyes. If fact, all eyes would be watching him if he ate all the food. This might even cause raised eyebrows. People might look at the man with disapproval.
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During their dinner, the couple might discuss many things. They might discover that they see eye to eye, or agree on many issues. They share the same beliefs and opinions. For example, they might agree that every crime or injury should be punished. That is, they firmly believe in the idea of an eye for an eye. They might also agree that it is wrong to pull the wool over a person's eyes. This means to try to trick a person by making him believe something that is false. But the man and woman do not believe in the evil eye, that a person can harm you by looking at you.
The next day, at their school, the woman asks the man to keep an eye on, or watch the young students in her class while she is out of the classroom. This might be hard to do when the teacher is writing on a board at the front of the classroom. To do so, a teacher would need to have eyes in the back of his head. In other words, he would know what the children are doing even when he is not watching them.
WORDS AND THEIR STORIES, in VOA Special English, was written by Jill Moss. I'm Faith Lapidus.
1.playful adj. 开玩笑的；幽默的；爱嬉戏的
He gave her a playful punch on the arm.
2.eyebrows n. [解剖] 眉毛（eyebrow的复数） v. 为…描眉（eyebrow的第三人称单数）
He raised his eyebrows over some of the suggestions.
3.trick n. 诡计；恶作剧；窍门；花招；骗局；欺诈 vt. 欺骗；哄骗；装饰；打扮 vi. 哄骗；戏弄 adj. 特技的；欺诈的；有决窍的
We are playing a trick on a man who keeps bothering me.
1.They might discover that they see eye to eye, or agree on many issues.
see eye to eye 看法一致
James and I see pretty eye to eye on most things.
We usually see eye to eye on the things that really matter.
2.That is, they firmly believe in the idea of an eye for an eye.
an eye for an eye 以眼还眼；报复
The days of an eye for an eye are over.
If a state punishes a murderer by death it's an eye for an eye.
本期的节目是关于眼睛的，当谈到情侣关系时，人们的眼睛可以说是心灵的窗户，意思是眼睛能透露出内心的想法。我们讲述在同一所学校的男女教师的故事，这位女教师对男教师感兴趣，她用了很多方法来吸引他，或让他注意到她 。当他看到(sets eyes on)她时，她会试图表现得活跃来让他对自己感兴趣 。也就是说，她试图对他暗送秋波(make eyes at him和give him the eye) 。
让我们假设男教师很惊喜(hit between the eyes)，也就是说，这名女子很喜欢他，他想花些时间和她相处来多了解，他约会了她。
她太高兴了，几天里走路眼睛都透露着幸福(with stars in her eyes)，她非常高兴，因为这个男人是她的挚爱(apple of her eye)，是个很特别的人。她可能会告诉这个人“我的眼里只有你”(I only have eyes for you) 。
约会时两人可能会在餐厅一起吃饭，如果男人很饿，他可能眼大肚小(eyes might be bigger than his stomach)。他可能会点太多食物而吃不完，当他的食物上桌时，他的眼睛可能会瞪得老大(his eyes might pop out) 。他可能被食物的量吓住了，他可能不相信自己的眼睛 。事实上，所有的人都在看着他(all eyes) 。可能会让人侧目(raised eyebrows)，人们以不敢置信的眼光看着他 。
就餐期间，两人可能会交流看法和观点，他们可能会观点一致(see eye to eye)，比如，他们可能都认为应该惩罚犯罪和伤害。他们都坚信应该以牙还牙(eye for an eye)，他们还认为欺骗他人(pull the wool over a person’s eyes)是不对的 。但两人都不相信恶毒眼光(evil eye)，就是说一个人看到你就能伤害到你 。
第二天在学校里，女教师请男教师在自己不在教室时照看(keep an eye)下学生。教师在黑板前写些什么时会比较困难，为了做到这一点，老师需要“后脑袋长着眼睛”(eyes in the back of his head) 。也就是说，他要知道当自己不看着学生时他们会做什么 。