Disguised requests are questions people ask to gently suggest that another person should do something.
Olivia says “Is it 10 o’clock?” but what she means is, “Please go home.”
Olivia’s had a house party. It’s late at night and now she just wants everyone to leave so she can go to bed. She uses disguised requests to let Mark know she wants him to leave. But he doesn’t realise.
Watch the video to find out how to identify disguised requests – because English speakers don’t always mean what they say.