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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