Past Simple versus Past Continuous 2

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Complete the sentences with the correct form of the verb. Choose between the Simple Past or the Past Continuous.

Two couples (to enjoy) a friendly conversation when one of the men (to say) to the other: “Stephen, how was that memory clinic you (to go) to last week?”
“It was great!” Stephen said. "They (to teach) me all the newest methods for remembering things – visualisation, association, … it was great!”
“Sounds good. What was the place called?”
“Ehm …” Stephen (to think) and (to think), but (not / to remember). Then suddenly he (to say): “Oh! What do you call that flower, the one with the white leaves and yellow centre?”
“You mean a daisy?”
“That’s it.” And he (to turn) to his wife. “Daisy, what was the name of that memory clinic?”