It’s widely agreed that good listening skills are critical to learning a language. Good listening skills are important when trying to understand other people. You need to understand other people and correctly hear the questions that they ask you to have a decent conversation with them.
There are many forms of listening practice. The most basic being listening to what another person says to you whilst you are talking to them. This is the purest form, but it’s not the best, for one you cannot replay what you hear over again over again until you understand it. If you ask the other person to repeat themselves they will more than likely adjust the words and sentence structure to make the sentence easier to understand.