How can I understand ATC better?

There are various things you can do to understand ATC better. Get used to radio communications by listening to LiveATC.net and also just try to build up your experience by flying on the VATSIM network. In order to deal with the low audio quality (or at least lower than real world VHF radios) of the VATSIM network, the best thing to do is to use a headset or separate speaker for the ATC audio feed. This allows you to adjust the volume when necessary and it avoids distortion of the ATC audio by audio of the flight simulator. More in the video above!