To add to the general consensus here, yes, in my experience, passing the UK driving test is much different to passing the US driving test. I've needed two attempts to pass the theory test, and I failed my first practical test with one fault (even one major fault will automatically fail you, even if it's due to external factors, like another driver behind you doing something really stupid, causing you to deviate from the exacting test standards). I'm trying again next month, and hoping I'll pass second time. I've spent a good £1000 at least on lessons and test bookings. While I won't say it's impossible to pass the UK driving test after one or two lessons, I think it would be quite difficult to do. I had 10+ years of US driving experience, but passing the test is less about experience and more about knowing how to drive exactly as the examiners want you to drive. I've heard the UK driving test is rather high up on the list of hardest driving tests in the world; only a handful of countries have more difficult standards.