Much information can be clearly conveyed, purely through our eyes, so the expression “eyes also talk” is often heard.
Can you recall any experience that further proves this statement? On a bus you may quickly glance at a stranger, but not make eye contact. If he senses that he is being stared at, he may feel uncomfortable.
It is the same in daily life. If you are looked at for more than necessary, you will look at yourself up and down to see if there is anything wrong with you. If nothing goes wrong, you will feel angry toward other’s stare at you that way. Eyes do speak, right?
Looking too long at someone may seem to be rude and aggressive. But things are different when it comes to staring at the opposite sex. If a man glances at a woman for more than 10 seconds and refuses to turn away his gaze (注视), his intentions are obvious. That is, he wishes to attract her attention, to make her understand that he is showing affection for her.
However, the normal eye contact for two people engaged in conversation is that the speaker will only look at the listener from time to time, in order to make sure that the listener does pay attention to what the former is speaking, to tell him that he is attentive.
If a speaker looks at you continuously when speaking, as if he tries to control you, you will feel uneasy. A poor liar (说谎者) usually exposes himself by looking too long at the victim, since he believes the false ideas that to look straight in the eye is a sign of honest communication.
In fact, continuous eye contact happens between lovers only, who will enjoy looking at each other tenderly for a long time, to show love that words cannot express.
Clearly, eye contact should be done according to the relationship between two people and specific situation.
1.What may a person usually do on a bus?
A.Glance at a stranger with eye contact.
B.Use eyes to talk to a stranger politely.
C.Glance at a stranger without eye contact.
D.Talk to a stranger politely after a quick glance.
2.What does it mean if a man looks at a woman for over 10 seconds?
A.He likes her eyes.
B.He admires her.
C.He knows her well.
D.He makes contact with her.
3.Why is a poor liar easy to be seen through?
A.He thinks that he is honest.
B.He wants to control the victim.
C.He feels uneasy about others' eye contact.
D.He looks straight at the victim for too long a time.
4.What may be the best title for the text?
A.Eyes Can Speak
B.Eye Contact Matters
C.Don't Stare at Others
D.Use Your Eye Contact