1. Past Simple

Watch the videos, read the uses, and do the activities at the bottom of the page. Easy-peasy!


We use the past simple:

  1. To talk about completed actions in the past (We walked the dog two hours ago)
  2. To talk about past habits (He played basketball every day when he was young)
  3. When we list two or more activities in the past (Yesterday, I played a game, ate dinner, and went to bed at 10pm)
  4. When we use specific time references in the past. (I watched a movie last night)
  5. To talk about dead people. (Einstein was a very intelligent man)
  6. With ‘if’ sentences about imaginary situations in the present or future (If I had a boat I would sail the Mediterranean Sea)