Listening is the ability to identify and understand what others are saying. This involves understanding a speaker's accent or pronunciation, his grammar and vocabulary, and grasping his meaning. An able listener is capable of doing these four things simultaneously. (Howatt and Dakin 1974). School learners face to many difficulties while they are doing listening activities in English lessons. Real life listening situations help to make sense to examine what real life listening is, and to comprehend satisfactorily variety of situations. In this paper, the researchers reviewed the terms listening, listening comprehension, some problems which they come across and some effective structures related to overcome their listening problems.