In the first sentence they are speaking about something that happened in the past "during the week" you went on holiday to the Lake District. Therefore this is part of the weekly routine/habits of this person. We use the PRESENT SIMPLE to speak about present routines/habits.
To speak about past routines/past habits we use:
1. the expression "used to" + verb in infinitive
During the week I used to swim...
2. "would" + verb in infinitive
During the week I would swim...
3. The PAST SIMPLE
During the week I swam...
Complete the sentence using the PAST SIMPLE of the verba in brackets.
The PAST CONTINUOUS is used to show that something continued for some time, continued before and after another action and for sonwrhing that happened before and after a particular time.
At eight o'clock last night I was reading a book when my wife got home. My head was aching and my headache was growing.
In sentences 2 and 3 you have to choose between PAST SIMPLE and PAST PERFECT. Which one do you think you have to use in this story and why?
After completing the first sentence, what tense do you think you have to use? Use your intuition to choose the correct answer.