One of the secrets to learning French is mastering the reading rules. Once you have these down it’s much easier to learn the language. During my private French lessons via Skype I put a strong emphasis on explaining these reading rules from the very start.
One of the most important reading rules is as follows: NEVER pronounce the last consonant on a word that ends in two consonants. In this short lesson I’ll go through two lists of words ending with two consonants.
The first list of words ends with the letters -RT and the second ends with the letters -RD. Listen and repeat. The rule for the -RT rules is that you pronounce the R and ignore the T. The rule for the -RD words is that you pronounce the R and ignore the D.