Hitchhiking Hitchhiking became a common method of traveling. Warnings of the potential dangers of picking up hitchhikers were publicized to drivers. Some of them would rob the driver who picked them up, and in some cases murder them. Other warnings were publicized to the hitchhikers themselves and alerted them to the same types of crimes being carried out by drivers.
The hitchhiker's method of signaling to drivers differs around the world. In the U.S. and UK, one would point one's thumb up, while in some places in South America one displays to an oncoming car the back of one's hand with the index finger pointing up. A hitchhiker may also hold a sign displaying their destination and/or the languages spoken. A more recent method is to go to websites and arrange lifts beforehand, without soliciting directly from the road. This way of transport is a modern way of ridesharing/carpooling.
To increase the success rate, hitchikers sometimes smile to show that they are friendly. Also waving some money can be used in desperate situations to demonstrate that you are willing to pay for the ride.
warning (n) something that makes you understand there is a possible danger or problem,
especially one in the future
potential (adj.) possible when the necessary conditions exist
alert (adj.) quick to see, understand and act in a particular situation
solicit (v) to ask someone for money, information or help
desperated (adj.) very serious or bad
demonstrate (v) to show; to make clear
Questions for discussing ( คำถามเพื่ออภิปราย )
Follow up activity (กิจกรรมเสนอแนะ )