What springs to mind when you hear the word ‘hitchhiking’?   Leave a comment

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Jen hitchhiking (Photo credit: Bob Elderberry)





1) What springs to mind when you hear the word ‘hitchhiking’?
2) Have you ever hitched a ride?
3) Is hitchhiking common in your country?
4) Have you ever picked up or would you ever pick up a hitchhiker?
5) What country would you like to hitchhike across?
6) What is the best way to get a ride?
7) What safety precautions should you take when hitchhiking?
8) How safe or dangerous is hitchhiking in your country?
9) Do you think hitchhiking is a fun way to travel around?
10) Would you hitchhike home late at night if you missed the bus?





1) Why do you think people like hitchhiking?
2) Have you read any books or seen any movies about hitchhikers?
3) Many people have a romantic image about hitchhiking. Why is this?
4) Do you think you meet interesting people as a hitchhiker / driver who picks up hitchhikers?
5) Are there different dangers to men picking up female hitchhikers and women picking up male hitchhikers?
6) What would you talk about if you hitched a ride or picked up a hitchhiker?
7) What kind of people would you not stop for if you saw them trying to thumb a ride?
8) What kind of cars would you not get into if you were hitchhiking?
9) Word partners of the words ‘hitchhiker’ and ‘hitchhiking’ are ‘psychopath,’ ‘puke’ and ‘prostitute’. What do you think this says about hitchhiking?
10) Do you think hitchhiking should be made illegal?



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