I have no complaints about this, I assume that it is nearer to the speed that would be expected in normal French, by a native speaker, and therefore we students need to be able to understand what is being said at this speed.
But does anyone have any tips on how best to get to grips with this? I confess that at the previous level, on hearing a new dialogue, I was able to get the 'gist' of a conversation relatively easily, but at level 3 I need to listen several times, and even then find (when I look at the text) that I haven't caught all of it. (And in real life you don't have a 'replay' button!)
No doubt one piece of advice would be 'practice, practice, practice', which I expect, but do any advanced learners or tutors have any ideas from their own experience which might help? And does it get easier with practice?
One possibility might be: try to identify important keywords (even if I don't catch them all) and try to figure out the general meaning.