The song “CRYING” can be used to engage students into a discussion on Breaking up and also focus on the Simple Past.
OPTION 1: First, students work on a puzzle to find the past form of the verbs in the song. Then, they listen to the song and fill in the blanks with the verbs found in the puzzle. Finally, they fill in a chart with the verbs in order to consolidate the past form.
OPTION 2: First, students talk for some minutes about Breaking up. Then, they listen to the song and find out who ended the relationship. Finally, assuming the song is a letter, they write a reply to it.