Past Simple versus Past Continuous 3

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

A young salesman (to drive) in a remote country area when his car (to break) down. He (to get) out and (to walk) to the nearest farm. Eventually he (to arrive) at a farmhouse. He (to knock) on the door and when the farmer, who (to smile), (to come), he (to say) his car broke down. The farmer answered: “I know. Let’s do something about it.”