Oh god i'd die if my ADI was there as well.
Adon - dont worry, everyone learns at their own pace. I've been learning a year last July...and thats a long time! Although my test is not too long into the future. There will be some people who are naturals, but are rubbish at reading the road, and theres the other way round. Some instructors are a bit more prompt with learning, shift you on quite quickly, which makes someone feel better than they actually are. I bet your friend isnt half as good as they say!
Just try not to be affected by it, every situation is different. All you need to think about is your own learning, not anyone elses. And if you do things wrong, try again. Dont give up or lose all your nerve like i sometimes do.