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I [...] live in a small town.

The present – permanent

now

2

[...] I live in a small town.

The present – permanent

Nowadays

3

[...], I don't have much of a social life.

The present – permanent

These days

4

[...] / At the moment I'm living in a small town.

The present – temporary

At present

5

At present/ [...] I'm living in a small town.

The present – temporary

At the moment

6

For the [...] I'm living in a small town, but I hope to move soon.

The present – temporary

time being

7

[...] she lived in London.

Talking about a period of time in the past

In those days

8

[...] nurses were badly paid.

Talking about a period of time in the past

Back then

9

[...], nurses lived in special accommodation.

Talking about a period of time in the past

At that time

10

[...] she lost her door key and had to stay in a hotel.

Talking about a single event in the past

At one time

11

[...] she nursed the son of a famous politician.

Talking about a single event in the past

On one occation

12

I went shopping [...] I finished work.

Sequencing events in the past

after

13

I worked all day in the office. [...]/ After that, I went shopping.

Sequencing events in the past

Afterwards

14

I worked all day in the office. Afterwards/ [...], I went shopping.

Sequencing events in the past

After that

15

I went shopping. [...], I got bored.

Sequencing events in the past

After a while

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I went shopping at 6pm. [...] / Previously / Until then I had worked all day in the office.

Before that

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I went shopping at 6pm. Before that/ [...]/ Until then I had worked all day in the office.

Previously

18

I went shopping at 6pm. Before that/Previously/ [...] I had worked all day in the office.

Until then

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I worked all day, [...]I went shopping.

then

20

I was desperate to go shopping [...] I had finished work.

by the time

21

I worked until 6pm. [...] / By that time, I was glad for the opportunity to go shopping.

By then

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I worked until 6pm. By then / [...], I was glad for the opportunity to go shopping.

By that time

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I worked and then went shopping. [...] I met some friends for pizza.

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Later on

24

I waited for a while in the restaurant. [...], the waiter came up and asked me…

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Before long

25

[...] / Suddenly, I heard the door slam.

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At that moment

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At that moment / [...], I heard the door slam.

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Suddenly

27

[...] / At the same time / Simultaneously my phone started to ring.

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Meanwhile

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Meanwhile / [...] / Simultaneously my phone started to ring.

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At the same time

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Meanwhile / At the same time / [...] my phone started to ring.

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Simultaneously