Complete the summary below.
|1. transaction (n)||a) slightly wet, especially in a way that is unpleasant|
|2. contain (v)||b) to have something inside or include something as a part|
|3. damp (adj)||c) a piece of business that is done between people, especially an act of buying or selling|
|4. conduct (v)||d) to be pleased with your situation|
|5. be content with||e) to organize and perform a particular activity|
1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
transaction contain damp conduct be content with
1. The experiments were by scientists in New York.
2. He his life even though he's not rich.
3. We need to control the of smaller deals.
4. Try to avoid foods which fat because they are not good for your heart.
5. This shirt still feels a bit .
For many years, archaeologists have found these letters whenever they dug up old cities in the Middle East. The envelopes have given them many important pieces of information about the way the Sumerians lived their lives and conducted their local businesses. Some of the envelopes are particularly interesting because they contained messages sent between nations or kings. Until recently, however, very few of the letters themselves have been read because the only way to open them was to break the envelopes. Often when the envelopes were broken, the clay tablet inside was badly damaged and could not be read anyway. As a result, the scientists decided to be content with the messages on the envelopes and stored the unbroken parcels carefully in museums.
Recently an Israeli research team has found a way to read the letters without breaking the envelopes or the letters inside. They are using a form of tomography (a CAT scan is usually reserved for a diagnosing human illness.) They aim a CAT scan – a medical device that builds a three-dimensional picture of the interior of something – at the clay tablets. The computer sees the differences in the thickness of the clay inside the envelope and translates them into shades of grey. Scientists then can read the shape of the symbols in the clay and learn what were actually written by the scribes more than six thousand years ago.