Pronunciation Practice: Within vs Without

I’m doing something a little different here with the Pronunciation Practice videos: I’m actually giving you exercises to practice.

Just like any physical fitness program, you need to drill in the movement. You need to build the muscle memory. You need to have practiced the motion enough, so you can do it without thinking.

Most people don’t take their pronunciation this seriously, and guess what? They rarely improve.

Remember to put in the time and effort!


  • Be sure to touch the back of your teeth with your tongue when saying “within”
  • Don’t over-emphasize the “t” sound at the end of “without; focus on the vowel sound “ou”

If you’re interested in learning more conversational English like this, connect with Jon to sign up for online private English coaching or face-to-face sessions in Boston. We’ll work on making you sound like a native speaker.


Published by Jon Dao

Formerly, the Conversation Coach

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