Here’s a infographic that I found on Grammar.net website that explains this topic the easy way. I hope you like it.
The Simple Past is used to talk about actions or situations in the past. It is also called Past Simple.
Have a look at the following examples:
1) action finished in the past (single or repeated)
I visited Berlin last week.
Andrew watched TV yesterday.
2) series of completed actions in the past
First I got up, then I had breakfast.
3) together with the Past Progressive/Continuous – The Simple Past interrupted an action which was in progress in the past.
They were playing cards when the telephone rang.
1st action: Past Progressive were playing
2nd action: Simple Past rang
Information taken from: Englisch-hilfen.de
|I drew my life||I did not/didn’t draw my life||Did I draw my life?|
|She said her idea||She did not/didn’t say her idea||Did she say her idea?|
Please check this Prezi presentation to understand this topic a little bit better 🙂
Before going over thousands of exercises about this structure I will recommend you to learn the verbs and its pronunciation, to do that here you have these links:
After those exercises I would recommend you to practise with the structure itself