Notes On Simple Past Tense - Usage - CBSE Class 6 English Grammar
The simple past can be used : 1.Finished events in the past with no connection to the present:                Leonardo painted the Mona Lisa. 2.With a finished time word (yesterday, last week, at 2 o'clock, in 2003):              I went to the cinema yesterday.    3.For stories / lists of events:              Yesterday I went to the library, met a friend for lunch, and played tennis. 4.As part of the second conditional:               If she knew his number, she would call him.

Summary

The simple past can be used : 1.Finished events in the past with no connection to the present:                Leonardo painted the Mona Lisa. 2.With a finished time word (yesterday, last week, at 2 o'clock, in 2003):              I went to the cinema yesterday.    3.For stories / lists of events:              Yesterday I went to the library, met a friend for lunch, and played tennis. 4.As part of the second conditional:               If she knew his number, she would call him.
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