Why is the phrase "notre prof de science nous demandait de préparer ..." in imparfait not passé composé? Since the requests occurred at specific points in time I thought it would be passé composé. Is it because the requests were repeated each year?
Freeform Writing Exercise B1
You have answered your own question.
This is a classic case of repetition, almost a habit.
It could have been translated -
Each year, our science teacher would ask us to prepare
If you need a refresher take a look at the following lesson which deals with this topic-
Expressing past habits or repeated actions with the imperfect tense in French (L'Imparfait)
Bonne Continuation !
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