#30DaysofEnglish - Day #13

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What vocabulary did you learn?
Write down the word and use it in an example😉
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Key expressions

  1. Background: activities or circumstances there are previous to a specific situation for example your academic background
  2. Achievements: these refer to the completion of a goal as a result of hard work or concentrated efforts.
  3. Qualifications: These are the certificated and academic titles that enable you to perform a job or activity.
  4. Failures: these are consequences of our mistakes we fail when we miss our targets.
  5. Strengths: These are the aspects that make us unique this is what we are good or strong at.
  6. Weaknesses: this is the opposite of our strengths: These are the areas where you aren´t very good at.

#30DaysOfEnglish #Day13


What vocabulary did you learn?

  • Qualifications: It’s important add the grades and academic titles in a CV.
    (Grades or academic titles obtained during your academic life)

  • Strengths: I have many strengths that I need to add to my CV.
    (Habilities that you have due to an experience)

  • Weaknesses: It’s not recomendable put your weaknesses in your CV.
    (Less of strengths or the opposite meaning of strength)

  • Time frame: You should include the period of time that you worked in a previous job.
    (Period of time or permanence in a specific activity)

  • Polite: You must be polite, clear and concise when you write your CV.
    (Have an adequate behavior that is respectful)


Hello there

  • Background
    My brother has a background in programming
  • Achievements
    I have many achievements in my game of Assassin’s creed Odyssey xD
  • Details
    I´m gonna tell you more details on the road

Hello everybody
Well, in this podcast there are different words that I did know.

However, I could hear in the second 0:53 when john mentions it.

— "I counsel fully
Counsel: to give advice, especially on social or personal problems
Fully: completely

An example😉

  • I counsel fully the Pronunciation course by Emma Carvajal, It’s is a really good course to improve your pronunciation.

Hello everybody!

What vocabulary did you learn?

  • Time Frame: Noun. /ˈtaɪm ˌfreɪm/ A particular period of time in which something must be done.
    • You need to put a time frame onto each one of those goals.

Hi, guys🤗!

📰The information I include in my CV and my Linkedin profile are educational backgrounds, job experiences, and contact information.

😓The harder part for me is to edit the job experiences and highlight my strengths.

🙃The improvement of my Linkedin profile is a very important item on my to-do list but, I always postpone the activity. I think that is because every time, I try it becomes a complex job. I have to try harder.

👉This is my Linkedin profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/norvys-gonzalez/?locale=en_US.
If you have any advice please let me know🤘.

  • Background
    I still am studying high school, so I don’t have much background
  • Achievements
    I always enjoy my achievements
  • Qualifications
    I’m looking forward to getting my qualification
  • Failures
    I can have many failures, but the thing never give up
  • Strengths
    I am a man with many strengths to renounce.
  • Weaknesses
    One of my biggest challenges is zero weaknesses.

💎 What vocabulary did you learn?

  • Background: (countable noun) Your background is the kind of family you come from and the kind of education you have had.

→ My family came from a working-class background.

  • Time frame: (noun) a period of time during which something has taken or will take place.

→ The time frame for the test will be twenty minutes.


What vocabulary did you learn?

  • Strengths

  • Weaknesses

  • Time frame: time that you worked in a previous job.

  • Polite: clear and concise when you write your CV.

In my curriculum vitae I have to clarify what my strengths are and not my weaknesses


It was pretty interesting but I could say I understood 97% of the audio, the rest 3% is because I’m still struggling with understanding fast speakers, and this is my focus 'cause they’re most of the people out there and more when it comes to open conversations.

New vocabulary / expressions:

  • constantly (0:53): it’s not quite a new word to me, but how it’s pronounced made it difficult at first to understand;
  • as for the section of … (2:38): as an expression, “as for …” an equivalent would be “when it comes to…”;
  • then, there is a word that I still don’t understand at the end (3:45), “what topics would you like ___ discuss…”, if somebody can tell me, I’ll appreciate it.

Day #13
What vocabulary did you learn?

  1. Weaknesses
    2.Time frame
  • In the podcast they recommended not to put the weaknesses in the CV

  • I need a time frame to plan the project.


What vocabulary did you learn?

Background: I have a great background in Web development.
Qualifications: I have a university degree in Computer Systems Engineering.
Time frame: In my last job I had a time frame of 6 months.


I only heard 1 new word that is:

  • Polite: behaving in a way that is socially correct and shows an understanding of and care for other people’s feelings.


  • Tomorrow you have a meet with my boss, please be polite with him.

I didn’t know:
Time frame
I have a time time to submit my work

this community is educated


Every second of the life give you backgrounds.
I’m very proud of you for this achievement.
Time Frame
You did it in a long time frame.


Timeframe /ˈtīm ˌfrām/
period of time, especially a specified period in which something occurs or is planned to take place.

I have a specific timeframe where I can study and develop my soft and hard skills.


What vocabulary did you learn?
Qualifications: These are the certificates and academic titles that enable you to perform a job or an activity.
Write down the word and use it in an example
Nowadays the qualifications stopped being important to can get a job. Today what really matters is that you really know what you are doing but it doesn’t matter where did you learn it.


Hello everyone!

What vocabulary did you learn?

Time Frame: a period of days, weeks, months, etc. within which an activity is intended to happen:

A time frame is important if you want to complete your objectives.


Hey people, What’s up😎🖖?

What vocabulary did you learn?
These are the words I learned 👇
1. opposites
2. key information
3. time frame
4. failures

Write down the word and use it in an example😉

“You should have key information that is not the opposite of what you said yesterday. Remember that you have a time frame but do not mention your failures.



Hi everyone, I knew all the words on the podcast, but there was a new concept which was “time frame” I could understand that, but I have never used it before. I probably would’ve said “period of time”, so, it’s nice to know another synonym.

*The time frame for a president in Mexico, is of 6 years *


Hi guys

To Jaime and John thanks, this is a great podcast I’ll update my CV and my LinkedIn profile with your tips. I’ll hope to have lucky in my next job search.

The vocabulary generally was easy although in my case I need to practice a lot listening.


What vocabulary did you learn?
Background in a CV: It’s important to add a background to your CV in order to give a kind of experience to the recruiters.

Certifications: I like to learn a lot by my own, I’m not too concerned about certifications.

Timeframe: You need to pass the English test in the timeframe set.



  • Background: Activities or circumstances there are previous to a specific situation. example: Academic background.

  • Achievements: These refer to the completions of a goal as a result of hard work or concentrated efforts.

  • Qualifications: These are the certificated and academic titles that enables you to performance job or activity.

  • Failures: This are the consequences of ours mistakes. we failures when we miss our targets.

  • weaknesses: These are the areas when you are not very good at.


Hi Everyone!
I didn’t know that in speaking we can use the abbreviation of the word “Curriculum vitae” as “CV”

  • I have my CV on Linked In!

I wasn’t familiar with the word- Time Frame a time frame is a period of time, especially a specified period in which something occurs or is planned to take place.

  • I should include the time frame of that role

Strength: The ability to exert effort for the accomplishment of a task

  • Her strengths were creativity, discipline, and patience.

Background: Activities or circunstances in different situation, for example, your academic background.
I have a background in Programming.
Qualification: Certification and academic tittle enable for a job or activities.
My friend has a qualification university.
Strengths: aspect or areas unique or stronger
Laura’s strength is speaking English.
Weaknesses: Weaknesses: is the opositive of strengths, areas or aspect not very good.
My weakness is learn slowly.


Wow this podcast was very difficult for me 😅
I need to improve my technical vocabulary.

I’m going to keep learning 💪

What vocabulary did you learn?

1.Background:I currently don’t have a background in Web Development, but I really like it in a near future.
2. Achievements: I’m glad of my achievements in the running when I was a kid, and academics in these years 🦵🎓.
3. Qualifications: Platzi is a platform where we don’t need the qualifications of universities for work here. We need results.
4. Strengths: People usually have strengths that don’t know or aren’t ware.

I hear your recommendations 💚.


What vocabulary did you learn?

  • Background: Her academic background is unbelievable, we need to hire her for our team.

  • Failures: After a long experience in this company I would like to say that one of the most important things in professional development is learning about our failures.

  • Qualifications: you must present your qualifications to apply for that job.

  • qualification: a quality or accomplishment that makes someone suitable for a particular job or activity.
    Example: I will get my university qualification this year.
  • strengths: These are the areas you are good or strong at.
    Example: Some strengths could be discipline, respectfulness and dedication.
  • weaknesses: These are the areas you are not very good at.
    Example: Some weaknesses could be inexperience, nervousness or impatience.

What vocabulary did you learn?
Time frame: a period of time within which you will perform an activity, for example, a goal.

Write down the word and use it in an example😉
This project has to be completed within a time frame of 2 weeks.

This was an interesting topic, it is important to know what you should or shouldn’t include in your CV.


What vocabulary did you learn?
Time frame


Vocabulary that I learn in this Episode of podcast:

Achievements: Is something which someone has succeeded in doing, especially after a lot of effort.
qualifications: Is a condition that must be fulfilled before a right can be acquired; an official requirement.
failure: Is a situation in which someone or something does not succeed.
Strengths: are tasks or actions you can do well. These include knowledge, proficiencies, skills, and talents.
Weaknesses: Are the opposite of the strengths.


Background: There is a house in backgorund of the photo.

Achivements: When I founded my startup, that was my biggest achivement.

Qualifiations: This person have the respective qualifications to be hired.

Failures: When I start my bussines I got a lot of failures.


I learned the next words in the podcast.

  • Qualifications:
  • Weaknesses:

I just add all my academic titles to my cv. Its pretty important to include the qualifications in your cv.

One of my weaknesses is my shyness. it’s something I’m dealing with, but it takes time.

  • Qualifications
    Record that shows that you finished training course
    I know you’ll have an excellent qualification in the final exam
  • failures
    Are the consequences of our mistakes
    I failed with my ideas, everyone says are bad
  • Time frame /ˈtaɪm ˌfreɪm/
    A specific period of time that you worked before
    I’ll may not have the work in this time frame, it’s too short

Hello! This is the vocabulary that I learned.

  1. Background: experiences sb has had, and the place and family sb comes from
    Example: He has a bakground in digital marketing.
  2. Achievements: something good that you have done that was difficult
    Example: Laura finishes the English School in Platzi. It’s is a great achievement for her.
  3. Polite:: behaving in a way that is not rude and shows that you think about other people.
    Example: The teacher was polite and explained the course again.

What vocabulary did you learn?
Include: The price includes taxes
Qualifications: Some developer’s experience is a necessary qualification for this job.
Review: Let’s review what you have learned during this challenge.
Should: She should have written to her but she hasn’t had time.
Growth: Platzi is a platform for growth it’s has most courses easily learn.
Enough: Is there enough meat?
Seems: You seemed a bit detached as if your mind were on other things.


What vocabulary did you learn?

  • Achievement
  • Timeframe


  • When I got up to the top of Piedra del Peñol, it was a great achievement for me because I thought that I couldn’t do it.
  • The holidays are a very short timeframe because the time flies

background is an expression to refer at my academic achievements or my titles and certifications
weakness: things that I’m not good at all, or to explain things or activities that are hard to me.
I think that put platzi’s certifications are good to find a job in the next years.


counsel fully

I counsel fully start to learn JavaScript before that any framework or library.


I honestly knew all the words mentioned lol.

Answering the question: I did my CV with a designer, to ensure those points mentioned in the podcast. I also included information like my interests, hobbies and other activities. I also included my workview and goals, what do I expect to achieve in my professional life and the company I want to join (just a small paragraph).

My linkedin profile is kind of forgotten now, my next step is to improve that one, especially if I pretend to work in another field.