The best way is to discuss the vocabulary. Give (or have the students) give definitions, synonyms and antonyms, and examples in context.
The meeting room _____ 40 people.
(A) gathersWhat does 'gather' mean?(B) carries
What's another word for gather?
Can a room gather things?
What does it mean?(C) holds
Give an example: The bus carries 20 (from place to place = movement)
Can a room carry 20 people? Why or why not. Explain.
a room is like a container; it can hold/contain people(D) waits
a room cannot wait people
Student or Learner